American service members killed in Afghanistan

A man receives treatment for his injures at Wazir Akbar Khan hospital after a massive explosion rocked Kabul late on 28 November

At least 19 people were injured in the gun and car bomb attack which claimed 10 lives

"Three US service members were killed and three wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated November 27 near Ghazni city".

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A USA civilian contractor was also wounded in the blast and was receiving treatment with the other wounded, the statement said, giving no further details.

The deaths of Jasso and the three service members bring the number of US troops killed in Afghanistan this year up to 13.

According to the statement, the injured soldiers have already been evacuated and received medical care.

A series of recent deadly attacks in Afghanistan has highlighted the ongoing challenge to end a war now in its 18th year.

The casualties came after another US soldier was killed in the southwestern province of Nimroz on November 24.

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In June of 2017, the Taliban claimed an attack where an Afghan soldier shot and killed three USA soldiers in the Achin district of the eastern Nangarhar province. There are also several thousand U.S. Special Forces conducting counterterrorism missions.

The U.S. military said in a statement that Jasso and other U.S. and Afghan soldiers were involved in a close-quarters battle with "multiple barricaded al-Qaeda shooters".

Resolute Support said upon further investigation, it appears Jasso was "accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force". "All of us, and throughout our coalition of 41 nations, recognize the threats posed by groups such as al Qaeda and ISIS and are determined to fight them here".

Their deaths bring to 13 the number of United States troops killed in Afghanistan this year.

That attack came a few days after a suicide bomber killed 55 religious scholars gathered in the Afghan capital, Kabul, to celebrate the holiday marking the birth of Islam's prophet, Muhammad.

The number of American casualties has fallen dramatically since the end of 2014 when Afghan forces took over from US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat troops to secure the country.

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