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.
Good post Mmmmm, thank you. "Our freedoms haven't been in jeopardy." lol, did Lee think that one up herself, our did an extreme Left-Winger tell her to say that. LMAO!
Her light must have been out on 911, forgive her Ruffnutt and Cesar.
Well said Cesar of 9:55, those 3 terrorists and 12 chickens got what they deserved-mother pluckers!
To: Fake Frank and People of the United States. Frank of 10:25 is a fake-mother plucker!
What's with all these right-wing fools stealing all these names here??? They remind me of a bunch of Nazis. They must be ashamed to admit it. Anybody with half a brain knows that we have no right even to be in Afghanistan. That goes for Iraq and Libya too,for that matter as these obscene wars have nothing to do neither national security nor with our rights or freedoms.
What's wrong with all these left-wing idiots? We all know we needed the Afghanistan war. We are in Iraq too because it's right. Come on Left-Wingers, if you don't have half a brain, grow one!
Come on Jason,you know better than that unless you're an ignorant,right-wing,foul-speaking,anti-intellectual Tea Partier. We already have far too many of those in this country. Like John stated above,these obnoxious wars have nothing to do with our rights or national security. Or are you just that hateful???
Jason,I'm with you. YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!!
Next the US needs to eradicate China, so we can be rid of communist threats and get some manufacturing jobs back here.
Sorry folks,I didn't post the above. This jerk is still trying to make me look like another right-wing nutjob here which I'm not.
I'm for that in theory...but I believe china will do us first...and they will win the first couple of rounds...
Well said Jason, thank you.
For those arguing with Frank/RuffNutt/cesar/John Im pretty sure they are the same person. He's forgetting to change his screen name in between posts. not the 1st time today. Especially to Jazzz. He's even let out in earlier threads that he's Lucifer. Ya might wanna pay attention cuz he's messing with a few of you today.
I type darn welll for a guy that just had gin N tonic
So you like them 3 martini breaks, LOL!
Both the war in Afghanistann and Iraq is costliy and meaningless. We must get out ASAPP.
Well put,Played. Don't let these uneducated, warmongering,lemmings here get your goat. So many hateful people here!
Thank you Mmmm and Played, interesting posts.
Come on, I think the war aint too bad cuz we fight evil folk
Correction,Played. We don't fight evil,we are evil since we fight for the sinister interests of the MIC(military-industrial-complex) in Washington,D.C.,call me what you may!
I'm sorry Jason, I wish to re-tract my statement. I bow to you, since your point of view is correct. Thank you.
You're starting to repeat yourself. Are you losing track of your personalities? Try to keep up. Thank you
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