Resolute Support Service Members Killed During Patrol
5 Aug 2018
By: Resolute Support Public Affairs
KABUL, Afghanistan – Three Resolute Support service members were killed by a suicide bomber during a patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan, August 5.
Another Resolute Support service member, which U.S. Forces-Afghanistan acknowledged was an American, and two Afghan National Army soldiers were also injured in the blast.
"My thoughts and prayers, along with those of all of the 41 Resolute Support nations, are with the families and friends of our fallen and wounded service members, and our injured Afghan brothers and their families,” said U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander. "Their sacrifice on behalf of the Afghan people and our coalition will endure in both our hearts and history, and further strengthen our resolve.”
In accordance with Resolute Support policy, Resolute Support does not release the casualty’s nationality prior to release by the relevant national authority.