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Three US troops, one contractor killed in Afghanistan explosion

April 9, 2019 5:15 am

Three US service members and a contractor have been killed by an improvised explosive device close to a major base near Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the US military has said.

The blast took place on Monday close to Bagram Airfield, the largest US military facility in Afghanistan.

In a statement, the military said three other US troops were wounded in the explosion and were receiving treatment.

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The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack and described it as a suicide car bombing.

The group said an attacker detonated his explosives-laden vehicle near the base in Parwan province.

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