Three US Service Members Killed in Explosion in Afghanistan

Three US Service Members Killed in Explosion in Afghanistan

At the same time, the Khaama Press reported that at least six services of the U.S. Military were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in southern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

Also on Tuesday, NATO reported that three US troops were killed and three other service members and a contractor were wounded by an improvised explosive device in north central Ghazni province.

"The wounded service members and contractor were evacuated and are receiving medical care", Resolute Support said.

"We hope the global leaders accept our demands and put pressure on the U.S.to withdraw all foreign forces from Afghanistan", said a Taliban member.

The blast occurred near Ghazni city when a convoy of US forces sent to help battle the Taliban struck the bomb, said Mohammad Araf Noori, spokesman for the governor of Ghazni province.

The incident Saturday killed Sgt. Leandro Jasso, 25, in Nimruz province's Khash Rod district. There are also several thousand U.S. Special Forces conducting counterterrorism missions. Ghazni was the only province that didn't hold parliamentary elections last month.

Maj. Brent Taylor of the Utah Army National Guard was killed in an insider attack in early November.

The number of American casualties has fallen dramatically since the end of 2014 when Afghan forces took over from US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat troops to secure the country.

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.

"The loss of Sgt. Jasso is felt by his family and loved ones, by all who served with him and by all on this mission to protect our country and our allies", Gen. Scott Miller, commander of Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, said in a statement.

American-led combat operations against the Taliban officially ended in 2014, but some United States troops remain in the country to provide training and assistance to Afghan forces, which do most of the fighting. The group claimed responsibility for the attack, but they're not the only enemy.

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