2 U.S. troops wounded in explosion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

The location of the pin on this map shows the approximate location of a bombing Saturday that wounded two U.S. soldiers in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. One civilian was also killed and two others wounded. Photo courtesy Google Maps

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Oct. 8 (UPI) — Two U.S. military members were wounded Saturday in Afghanistan when their vehicle was hit by a bomb, according to reports.

The soldiers were not identified and the Pentagon has not updated their conditions.

Stars and Stripes reported the attack was made with a roadside bomb. Xinhua reported the vehicle was targeted by a suicide bomber. Xinhua also said one civilian was killed and a bride and groom, were among the injured.

The incident happened while the men were on patrol near Jalalabad airfield, in Nangarhar Province.

Members of the NATO-led mission Resolute Support have been assisting the Afghan military in fighting Islamic State rebels in the region. That effort saw its first combat fatality earlier this week, when Green Beret Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, 31, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated in Nangarhar’s Achin district.


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