WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three U.S. service members and an American contractor were killed in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device on Monday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
Three U.S. service members were also wounded in the incident near Bagram air base close to Kabul, the statement said.
Violence - Afghanistan - Taliban - Militants - Rounds
Violence has been relentless in Afghanistan even though Taliban militants have held several rounds of talks with U.S. officials about a peace settlement. The talks began late last year, raising hopes for an end to the conflict.
Colonel David Butler, a spokesman for U.S. Forces- Afghanistan, said a car bomb had detonated near the security convoy, which lead to deaths and injuries.
Taliban - Responsibility - Attack
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
The latest deaths bring the number of U.S. service member deaths in Afghanistan to seven in 2019, and a total...
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