UPDATE: Three U.S. Service Members Killed on April 8 in Afghanistan Contractor and Three Service Members Wounded
9 Apr 2019
Kabul, Afghanistan – To clarify initial reporting released yesterday, April 8, 2019, three U.S service members were killed in an improvised explosive device attack during a convoy near Bagram Airfield. The contractor who was reported as killed, is alive. The contractor, an Afghan citizen, was initially treated along with other injured civilians, was later identified as a contractor and treated at Bagram Airfield.
The names of the service members killed in action will be released in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policies.
"We feel and mourn the loss of these Americans with their families and loved ones. They volunteered to protect their country. We will continue our mission,” said Gen. Scott Miller, Commanding General of Resolute Support and United States Forces – Afghanistan.