Four Americans were killed and three others wounded Monday by a roadside bomb near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, military officials said.
A bomber targeted a convoy carrying foreign troops outside Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Monday, two Afghan officials said, after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide blast.
Officials did not immediately release the names of those killed, in line with standard policy pending notification of next of kin, or the nationality of the contractor.
The latest deaths bring the number of USA service member deaths in Afghanistan to seven in 2019, and a total of 68 US military deaths since January 2015, according to US government and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation reports.
(Sgt. Justin Updegraff/U.S. Marine Corps via AP, FILE) U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Iron maneuver an M-777 howitzer, so it can be towed into position at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, June 10, 2017.
There are about 14,000 USA forces in Afghanistan, supporting embattled Afghan forces as they struggle on two fronts - facing a resurgent Taliban who now hold sway over nearly half the country and also the Islamic State affiliate, which has sought to expand its footprint in Afghanistan even as its self-proclaimed "caliphate" has crumbled in Syria and Iraq.More news: Nipsey Hussle reportedly talked back to alleged killer during shooting
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Almost 2,300 American soldiers have died and more than 20,400 have been wounded in the country since a US-led coalition ousted the Taliban in 2001.
The base in Bagram district is located in northern Parwan province and serves as the main US air facility in the country.
The Council reaffirmed its political commitment and long-term support to the people of Afghanistan on their path towards peace, security and prosperity and asked all parties in the conflict, including the Afghan government the Taliban and to engage in intra-Afghan talks as soon as possible.
The Taliban has until now refused to meet with the Kabul government, accusing it of being a puppet regime.
Negotiations between Khalilzad and the Taliban are expected to continue in Doha later this month.
Washington reacted furiously, with U.S. officials reportedly refusing to attend meetings in which Mohib was present.