Three American soldiers were killed in Eastern Afghanistan after a roadside bomb struck their tank on Tuesday.
According to an AP Report, The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack on American forces since June 2017.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi strongly condemned the attack saying, “Pakistan stands in solidarity with the US government and its people in this hour of grief.”
Additionally, The attack wounded three other US service members and an American contractor. They have been evacuated from the scene and are being treated for their injuries.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul reacted to the deadly attack on Twitter:
Bring them home. https://t.co/zEZbRFFxy1
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 27, 2018
According to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan:
“The name of the service members killed in action are being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete.”
The United States’ longest war continues and American troops remain in the region. In August 2017, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signed orders to bring additional troops to fight in Afghanistan. However, Secretary Mattis did not reveal the number of troops he planned to send.