August 10th, 2012
01:52 AM ET

Officials: Suicide bomb blast kills US aid worker, 3 US troops in Afghanistan

A suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's volatile Kunar province has killed a U.S. foreign service officer and three senior American military leaders, officials said late Thursday.

Killed in the explosion on Wednesday was Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin the senior enlisted soldier of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colorado, the Department of Defense said.

Also killed in the blast were Army Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy, 35, of West Point, New York, and Air Force Maj. Walter D. Gray, 38, of Conyers, Georgia, the Defense Department said.

Kennedy served on the brigade staff, while Gray was a flight commander attached as a liaison to the brigade, according to their respective service records.

Griffith, 45, of Laramie, Colorado, was the brigade's senior ranking non-commissioned officer, the Defense Department said.

An American USAID Foreign Service Officer, Ragaei Abdelfattah, and an Afghan interpreter were also killed, the State Department said.


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  1. Name s kel

    Damn! Guys nearing the end of gheir military carrer! God Bless.

    August 11, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. mueble juvenil

    bookmark il web store e mantenere il comando vittoria nuove notizie.

    August 11, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. jackie

    sad ;( all this because of osama and hes dead. No matter how long they are over fighting it wont change anything they will still hate us. Its pointless. We taught them a lesson time to go home

    August 11, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
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