A roadside bomb in Afghanistan killed 3 US special operations troops

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Soldiers from Company A, 101st Division Special Troop Battalion, air assault into a village inside Jowlzak Valley, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Afghan National Police searched the village while Soldiers provided security and conducted key-leader engagements. U.S. Army / Spc. Scott Davis
  • The US military identified the three service members killed by an improvised explosive device Tuesday in a statement Wednesday.
  • The blast claimed the lives of two Green Berets and an airman and wounded four other Americans, three service members and one civilian contractor.
  • Five US service members have died in Afghanistan this month, and 13 have died in country this year.

The Department of Defence identified the three US service members who were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated Tuesday.

Two soldiers and an airman died from injuries sustained when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Andar, Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, of Lexington, Virginia was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross Courtesy of the Department of Defence

Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, Washington was also assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond Courtesy of the Department of Defence

Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, Pennsylvania was assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin
Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin Courtesy of the Department of Defence

Five US service members have been killed in Afghanistan this month, making November the deadliest month this year for US forces in Afghanistan. One was killed in an insider attack, one died as a result of accidental friendly fire, and the latter three were killed by a roadside bomb.

Thirteen US service members have been killed in Afghanistan this year.


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Roadside bomb kills 3 US service members in Afghanistan in the deadliest month this year for the US forces fighting there