Bomb claimed by Taliban kills two United States troops in Afghanistan

Bomb claimed by Taliban kills two United States troops in Afghanistan

The Taliban immediately took responsibility for the attack.

"When our country asked its best air combat engineers to move into the danger zone, Staff Sgt. McLaughlin and Pfc.Villalon replied without hesitation".

The City of Aurora said Villalon was an East Aurora High School graduate and proudly served in the U.S. Army. This was the first combat implementation for both, according to the 82nd Airborne Division. "They lived their motto, 'Essayons, ' and embodied the values of an All American".

More American service members expired fighting the Taliban and other insurgent groups in 2019 than in any other year since 2014 when the United States signed the end of combat operations in Afghanistan.

The two soldiers killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan were paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, the defense department announced Sunday.

This was both soldiers' first combat deployment.

Local media are reporting two others were wounded and are being treated at a hospital.

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McLaughlin joined the military in 2012 and was posted to the 82nd Airborne Division in 2016, where he was a horizontal construction engineer and team leader, according to Fort Bragg.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, said it occurred in the southern Kandahar province.

Although the Taliban have said the contention between Washington and Tehran would not impede peace talks, the incident came amid escalating tensions between the two powers.

The Taliban have controlled or held sway over roughly half of Afghanistan.

Since the start of America's longest war in 2001, more than 2,400 people have died in the US.

Between 12,000 and 13,000 USA troops are now serving in Afghanistan as part of a US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission to train, assist and advise Afghan forces.

The U.S. has had about 13,000 troops in Afghanistan, with about 5,000 of them doing counterterrorism missions.

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