Three US troops killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Hugh Fox
November 28, 2018

Three US service members will killed and three others wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated Tuesday near the central Afghan city of Ghazni, officials said.

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A total of 18 USA service members have been killed there in 2018. Attack helicopters flew in to support the evacuation of the wounded. The names of the dead and the injured were not immediately released.

The deaths brought the total of US service members killed up to four in just four days.

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U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. Leandro Jasso, 25, from Leavenworth, Wash., was wounded by small arms fire while conducting an operation to eliminate Al Qaeda militants in Nimruz Province, located in the southwest part of Afghanistan.

According to an AP Report, The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack on American forces since June 2017.

An initial review indicates Sgt. Jasso was likely accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force.

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. "All of us, and through our coalition of 41 nations, recognize the threats posed by groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS and are determined to fight them here".

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That attack came a few days after a suicide bomber killed 55 religious scholars gathered in the Afghan capital, Kabul, to celebrate the holiday marking the birth of Islam's prophet, Muhammad. While in Afghanistan, CBS News joined US troops in an operation to clear an area of ISIS fighters.

Global forces have also suffered from so-called insider attacks in recent months, in which Afghan soldiers or police have opened fire on them.

On Saturday, a USA soldier was killed in Nimroz province in what appeared to be an accidental shooting, the Nato-led mission also announced on Tuesday.

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