U.S. Soldier Among Three Killed in Suicide IED Attack in Afghanistan Capital
(Breitbart News) -- Three soldiers from the U.S.-NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), including an American, were killed by a suicide vehicle bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital.
The international coalition in Afghanistan, known as ISAF, did not reveal the nationalities or identities of the three soldiers who were killed. However, a Pentagon official told Breitbart News that one of the soldiers was from the U.S.
“Three International Security Assistance Force service members died following a suicide vehicle born improvised explosive device [IED] attack in Kabul, Afghanistan today,” reported ISAF earlier this morning.
Six Afghans were wounded in the attack, which occurred in an eastern district, of Kabul, according to The Associated Press.
The AP reported that the Taliban has claimed responsibility for killing the three service members.
Furthermore, according to AP, the Kabul police have said “The bomber struck the convoy about a kilometer (half mile) from NATO's Camp Phoenix base.”
At least 9 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this month, including six who were killed as a result of a helicopter crash on Dec. 17. That brings the total of U.S. military deaths this year to 119. There have been 2,162 total U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan since the war started on October 7, 2001, according to a count kept by AP in addition to two U.S. deaths reported this week.