first published on April 9, 2019 by Will
Three US troops were killed and an additional three were wounded in a car bomb blast near Bagram Airfield on Monday, according to a US Forces-Afghanistan press release.
Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack, further adding that a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device was used to target the US service members.
The identities of the fallen will not be released until the notification of their next of kin. The attack brings the total number of US troop deaths in Afghanistan to seven in 2019.