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.FULL STORY