US military in Afghanistan
US military in Afghanistan

3 US military personnel killed in Afghan blast

ANI | Updated: Nov 28, 2018 02:43 IST

Washington [USA], Nov 28(ANI): The US military on Tuesday informed that three of its service members were killed by an improvised explosive device near the city of Ghazni, Afghanistan.
The US military also informed that three US service members and an American contractor were injured in the blast.
According to CNN, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and "completely destroying" a tank. The names of those killed were not immediately disclosed pending the notification of next of kin. The attack was one of the deadliest against US service members in Afghanistan since 2017.
In the recent weeks, the Taliban has increased its insurgencies in the areas around Ghazni province in southern Afghanistan. In an immediate effect, the United States has sent additional troops into the region to help Afghan forces retain control of the Taliban dominated areas.
CNN quoted a recent report released by the US government's own ombudsman of the war found that the Afghan government now controls only 56 per cent of the districts in the country, down from 72 per cent in November 2015. Insurgent influence or control has risen to 12.5 per cent of districts from just 7 per cent, and approximately a third of Afghanistan is a "contested" area.
On Monday [November 26], AL Jazeera confirmed that at least 20 police officers were killed in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan's western Farah province, while the Taliban once again claimed responsibility for the attack.(ANI)