Pentagon confirms 3 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-29 13:30:30|Editor: Liangyu
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Department of Defense Wednesday confirmed that three U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

A statement released by Pentagon said that three service members, two soldiers and one airman, died on Tuesday when an improvised explosive device struck their vehicle in Andar, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

This attack also wounded three other U.S. service members and a U.S. military contractor, according to the official website of NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

The survivors were evacuated from the area and received medical attention, said NATO.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying a U.S. tank was completely destroyed, according to media reports.

The attack came after a U.S. service member was killed Saturday during an operation in Afghanistan, according to the official website of NATO Resolute Support Mission.

Also this month, a major of U.S. Army National Guard was killed in an insider attack launched by a member of the Afghan security forces.

The death toll of U.S. service members have surpassed 2,400 since the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001.