Three U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghan IED Attack

Three U.S service members were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack on a convoy near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on April 8.

Three U.S. service members and one contractor, an Afghan citizen, were injured in the incident. The contractor was initially reported as killed. He was initially treated along with other injured civilians, was later identified as a contractor and treated at Bagram Airfield.

“We feel and mourn the loss of these Americans with their families and loved ones. They volunteered to protect their country. We will continue our mission,” said Gen. Scott Miller, Commanding General of Resolute Support and United States Forces – Afghanistan.

The names of the service members killed in action will be released in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policies, said a statement from NATO Resolute Support mission. According to the U.S. DoD policy, the name of the service members killed in action will only be released 24 hours after notification of next of kin is completed.

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