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. RuffNutt

    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!

    April 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    Her light must have been out on 911, forgive her Ruffnutt and Cesar.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ken Wilson

    Well said Cesar of 9:55, those 3 terrorists and 12 chickens got what they deserved-mother pluckers!

    April 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    To: Fake Frank and People of the United States. Frank of 10:25 is a fake-mother plucker!

    April 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John

    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.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jason

    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!

    April 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      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???

      April 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      Jason,I'm with you. YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!!

      April 18, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Next the US needs to eradicate China, so we can be rid of communist threats and get some manufacturing jobs back here.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      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.

      April 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      I'm for that in theory...but I believe china will do us first...and they will win the first couple of rounds...

      April 17, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RuffNutt

    Well said Jason, thank you.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. PLAYED

    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.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Played

    I type darn welll for a guy that just had gin N tonic

    April 17, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      So you like them 3 martini breaks, LOL!

      April 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Played

    Both the war in Afghanistann and Iraq is costliy and meaningless. We must get out ASAPP.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Davis

      Well put,Played. Don't let these uneducated, warmongering,lemmings here get your goat. So many hateful people here!

      April 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RuffNutt

    Thank you Mmmm and Played, interesting posts.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Played

    Come on, I think the war aint too bad cuz we fight evil folk

    April 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      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!

      April 17, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    I'm sorry Jason, I wish to re-tract my statement. I bow to you, since your point of view is correct. Thank you.

    April 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. PLAYED

    You're starting to repeat yourself. Are you losing track of your personalities? Try to keep up. Thank you

    April 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
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