Roadside bomb kills 3 U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

In June of 2017, the Taliban claimed an attack where an Afghan soldier shot and killed three USA soldiers in the Achin district of the eastern Nangarhar province.

Three U.S. service members were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan Tuesday, marking the worst loss of life this year for Americans in Afghanistan.

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.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said at least six wounded people had been evacuated from the site, but could not confirm their nationality.

On Tuesday, NATO's Resolute Support mission said Jasso's death was likely the result of friendly fire from an Afghan security forces unit.

Ghazni has become the most hotly contested province in Afghanistan, which is no small feat given the Taliban's mastery in strongholds such as Helmand and Kunduz.

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Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said casualties were "not known".

At least 20 police officers were killed in a Taliban ambush in Farah province on Sunday, days after dozens of people were killed in a suicide bomb blast that targeted a gathering of religious figures in the capital Kabul.

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. The two districts, which are predominantly comprised of Hazara populations, were considered to be the most secure rural districts in all of the country. "It gives you an idea just how much of a load of this fight is being carried by the Afghan army", he said.

In October, a local police chief was killed when a bodyguard opened fire on a group of United States and Afghan officials in the southern Kandahar province. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack, which began when a auto bomb exploded outside a G4S facility on the main road leading eastwards out of the Afghan capital.

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