3 American soldiers killed, 3 wounded in Afghanistan roadside bombing

The U.S. military says three American service members have been killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province.

The military says three other service members were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated on Tuesday near the city of Ghazni, the provincial capital. One American contractor was also wounded.

The identities of the American casualties were not provided, pending notification of their families.

Lt. Ubon Mendie, a spokesman for the U.S. forces, says the wounded service members and contractor were evacuated and are receiving medical care.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the terror attack.

The latest deaths come just days after a U.S. soldier was killed in a firefight with Al Qaeda terrorists Saturday.

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U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. Leandro Jasso, 25, from Leavenworth, Wash., was wounded during an operation to eliminate Al Qaeda terrorists in Nimruz Province, located in the southwest part of Afghanistan. Jasso was evacuated to Helmand province, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

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