April 17th, 2011
06:38 PM ET

Official: All 5 troops killed in Afghanistan bombing were Americans

Five troops killed in a suicide bombing this weekend at a military base in eastern Afghanistan were members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, a senior U.S. military official said Sunday.

Earlier, authorities had said only that five members of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, which includes troops from the United States and other nations, were killed in the Saturday incident.

The families of all five have been notified of the deaths, and a formal announcement from the Army is forthcoming, said the official, who declined to be identified pending the announcement.

On Saturday, a suicide bomber wearing an Afghan military uniform struck, killing the five, at a military base, Forward Operating Base Gamberi, in eastern Afghanistan's Laghman Province. The attack came during a meeting between Afghan soldiers and their ISAF mentors.

Four Afghan National Army troops were also killed and eight others, including four translators, were wounded, Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said in a statement. The wounded were all in good condition, Azimi said.

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  1. Played

    I eat green poop.

    April 18, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. PLAYED

    You fakers. I am the real PLAYED. And I eat green poop

    April 18, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. PLAYED

    At least you're eating it instead of flinging it. Dude,something is seriously disturbing about you. United States of Lucifer/played/RuffNuts/Cesar/John/devil/satan.

    April 18, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jazzzzzzz

    Not far I cant be who I am with out getting nabbed. You are EVIL in every sense of the word.

    April 18, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jazzzzzzz

    FAIR

    April 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. PLAYED

    I have posted it a few times. you didnt notice. He is Lucifer in name & spirit.

    April 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jazzzzzzz

    Yes ,i saw that and haven't spoken to him in over a week. Thanks again :)

    April 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. 101

    i'm sad that you all got off the main focus here. We just lost FIVE of our people (they were all in my unit). Not to mention the other ones that were killed. So, instead of arguing who's fault it is, will you all instead just take a moment to remember them and pray for their families. Also, please say some words for all of us that have to go back home without them in a few months. Thanks

    April 18, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ 101 Respectfully , so sorry for your loss and may god hold each and every one of you, so you may go on into a fruitful life with honor for those who have fallen.

    April 18, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Real1

    The number is actually 6 US soldiers who died from that incident.. one more just passed away today.. i was at the memorial service.. all of us soldiers are losing the will to be here. there is no reason those men and women died. they didnt even have combat related jobs. they all were desk workers. we all are done being here. the counterinsurgency strategy obviously is not making an impact. let us go home to our families and quit wasting lives and take what we have left of our dignity and economy and focus on the US. rest in peace to those fallen heroes and my sincerest prayers go out to their families they all left behind. (one had a one month old son... worth this?)

    April 19, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. SDN

    If these posts are any indication at all, there is no wonder most of the world can't stand the thought of us. Some of us have honed our skills of dehumanization, undenied amusement at utterly unnecessary death and suffering, our visceral hate for anyone and everyone at the drop of a hat, our sickening insults of anyone else's beliefs and values, etc, etc. Small wonder we have such an unequaled record of violence in what can now euphemistically called the First World. Our membership is just about lapsed.

    April 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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