Foreign correspondent covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Asia, Latin America and immigration
Pamela Constable Foreign correspondent covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Asia, Latin America and immigration November 27 at 19:48 CABUL – Three…
CABUL – Three US member services were killed Tuesday when a road bomb bomb detonated next to them in the challenged province of Ghazni, US military officials said.
Three other US servicemen were injured together with an American military contractor, they added. The survivors evacuated and received medical attention. Their name was not released immediately.
U.S. Military officials said Tuesday’s mortal event took place during a military patrol near Ghazni City, which has remained tense and unstable because it was exceeded by the Taliban forces in August in a four-day siege that left more than 100 people dead and part of the city in ruins.
A spokesman for the Ghazni Governor’s Office, Aref Noori, said that a joint military operation of Afghan and Nato troops had taken place in a city southeast of Ghazni City on Tuesday morning when the bomb hit a military vehicle with foreign forces.
In recent weeks, the insurgency also launched a series of attacks on rural areas in the province populated by minority ethnic Hazara Shiites. The attacks sent thousands of residents who fled to other nearby provinces.
The death marked the fourth US military mortality in Afghanistan in the last week and the fifth this month. Last Saturday, a US Army Singer, Sgt. Leandro Jasso, was fatal wounded during a fighting operation in Nimruz province. Officials said he was killed by Allied Afghan forces in a friendly fire event.
Earlier this month, the US Army Maj Brent R. Taylor was killed in an insider attack in Kabul. Taylor was mayor of Ogden, Utah.