Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wire: 3 US Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Bomb Attack

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2009 -- Newswire services reported this morning that insurgents killed three U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan on Thursday in a bomb and small-arms attack on their vehicle, the military said.

The Associated Press said that Thursday's attack took place in Kapisa, a province just north of the capital of Kabul and the site of Bagram, the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement.

Another soldier was injured, but the nationality was not released.

Kapisa is considered a stronghold of insurgents loyal to Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, AP said.

It was the third attack in less than a week near the Bagram base.

On Saturday three U.S. soldiers died in a suicide attack in Kapisa.

(Report from newswire sources.)

Source: 3 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

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