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3 American troops have been killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan

Three U.S. service members were killed Tuesday in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan, The Associated Press reports.

The Pentagon says three other service members and one American contractor were injured in the blast, which took place near the city of Ghazni. Those wounded are currently being treated, but the victims have not yet been identified. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but as AP reports, the Taliban is active in Ghazni.

This news comes after the Pentagon released the name of an American soldier who was killed in a firefight with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan on Saturday. Twenty-five-year-old Leandro Jasso was the ninth American to be killed in action in Afghanistan in 2018. The Tuesday fatalities bring that number to 12.

As Fox News explains, roughly 15,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan to support the country's security forces, despite the combat mission having ended officially in 2014.