Two other US soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division were wounded in the attack, which occurred in the southern province of Kandahar, a spokesman for the division said. The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which marks the first American deaths in Afghanistan this year. The two paratroopers were assigned to Company B, 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, according to a news release. "Villalon answered without hesitation", said Col.
More than 2,400 US soldiers have died in combat in Afghanistan since the war started in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks.
The Department of Defense has identified the soldiers killed by an IED in Afghanistan Saturday.
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McLaughlin, who joined the Army in 2012, was assigned to his current unit in 2016. His awards and decorations also include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal.
A convoy of USA troops was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan early on Saturday. "Three time volunteers, they went when our Nation called and paid the ultimate sacrifice". "They will be honored, mourned, but never forgotten and we are committed to taking care of their families for life".
The Taliban maintains control over half the country and, even with peace talks in the offing, are carrying out attacks on both American and Afghan government forces almost every day.
The statement noted that a "Taliban leader in [Afghanistan's] northeast", Mohibullah was destroyed as he was driving in Kunduz province's Imam Saib district.