Four U.S. Troops Killed in Four Days in Afghanistan

Four U.S. Troops Killed in Four Days in Afghanistan

Four U.S. Troops Killed in Four Days in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which brings the number of US soldiers to have died in the country this year to 12.

Three US service members have been killed and three others wounded in a bomb explosion near Ghazni city in Afghanistan.

The incident took place on November 27, Resolute Support, the official name of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission, said in a statement.

The wounded victims were evacuated and receiving medical attention, officials said. In August, the Taliban stormed the city, located about 100 miles southwest of Kabul, in one of their most significant advances in years, leading to days of heavy fighting.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of three USA soldiers in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Ghazni city of Afghanistan.

Earlier this month, Taliban fighters took swaths of two outlying districts in Ghazni province, forcing thousands of civilians to flee the violence and leading to demonstrations in the Afghan capital calling for the government to oust the insurgents.

The U.S. military announced the death of Army Ranger Sgt. Leandro Jasso, 25, on Saturday.

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Last month, US Gen Scott Miller escaped unhurt when a bodyguard opened fire on a group of US and Afghan officials in the southern Kandahar province.

The soldier's death follows a spate of so-called "insider attacks" that have rattled foreign troops tasked with training and assisting Afghan security forces.

The number of American casualties has fallen dramatically since the end of 2014 when Afghan forces took over from US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat troops to secure the country.

The total number of US military casualties during the 17-year Afghan war has been more than 2,400.

The local police chief was killed in that attack, which was later claimed by the Taliban.

The city was overrun by a large Taliban force earlier this year before being driven off by Afghan and US forces after days of heavy fighting.

The US forces are part of the Nato-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, which has more than 16,000 personnel.

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