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Two US service members killed in IED attack in Afghanistan

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August 02, 2017

This is a breaking news story.

Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their NATO convoy came under attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province.

“I can confirm that two U.S. service members were killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when their convoy came under attack. U.S. Forces Afghanistan will provide additional information as it becomes available,” said Pentagon Spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, according to Fox News.


Capt. William Salvin, a spokesperson for Operation Resolute Support, said an improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the attack, Navy Times reported.

More than 8,000 American troops are currently stationed in Afghanistan under Operation Resolute Support.

On July 3, Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick was killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan “from wounds received during an indirect fire attack.”