Four U.S. Troops Killed in Four Days in Afghanistan

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Three U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan today, while U.S. officials said the weekend death of another U.S. soldier was an accident caused by Afghan service members.

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About 15,000 USA troops are deployed to Afghanistan, with most involved in Resolute Support, a US -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces battling the Taliban.

"Three U.S. service members were killed and three wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated November 27 near Ghazni city". The four injured people were evacuated and are receiving medical care, military officials said.


No other details have been released.

At least 11 U.S. service members have now died in Afghanistan this year, in combat or in so-called "insider attacks" by Afghan soldiers or police.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack near the city of Ghazni, capital of the central Afghanistan province, according to the Associated Press.

In the past several weeks, the insurgents also have launched assaults on villages in rural districts of the province that are populated by minority ethnic Hazara Shiites. More typically, a general carries a pistol.


The bombing happened in an area where U.S. Special Forces have been working with Afghan commandos. "All of us, and throughout our coalition of 41 nations, recognize the threats posed by groups such as al Qaeda and ISIS and are determined to fight them here".

The latest deaths come just days after a USA soldier was killed in a firefight with Al Qaeda forces Saturday, defense officials told Fox News. Of those, 12 were combat fatalities, the most in a single year since the end of 2014, when most global combat troops were withdrawn from the country.

Resolute Support said upon further investigation, it appears Jasso was "accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force".


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