Roadside bomb kills three US troops near Afghan city of Ghazni

Three US service members killed in Afghanistan

Three US service members killed in Afghanistan

"Right now, it's 40 years next year since the Soviet invasion", which lit the fuse for the bloody ethnic, sectarian and political rivalries that have continued through the Taliban's rise to power, he said.

Worldwide forces have also suffered from so-called insider attacks in recent months, in which Afghan soldiers or police have opened fire on them.

The U.S. military announced the death of Army Ranger Sgt. Leandro Jasso, 25, on Saturday.

On Tuesday, NATO's Resolute Support mission said Jasso's death was likely the result of friendly fire from an Afghan security forces unit.

Three U.S. service members were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan Tuesday, marking the worst loss of life this year for Americans in Afghanistan.

One U.S. contractor was also wounded in the blast.

If it wasn't for USA military support, the province would fall to the Taliban, Kamran said.

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Mattis declined to characterize the progress made by Khalilzad, but said, "There's an active effort underway, and it includes folks from the Taliban side".

The deaths are the latest in a growing toll on USA forces in Afghanistan following the death of an army Ranger following an operation against al Qaeda militants in Nimruz province on Saturday. Ghazni was the only province that didn't hold parliamentary elections last month.

In the same time period, almost 30,000 Afghan police and soldiers have died, Ghani said - a figure much higher than any previously acknowledged. More typically, a general carries a pistol.

Indiscriminate assaults by the Taliban and fighters from the Khorasan Province branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have left millions of Afghans fearing for their lives each and every day.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said earlier in November that 58 Americans had been killed in the country since the start of 2015, when Afghan troops took over primary responsibility for security.

The total number of USA military casualties during the 17-year Afghan war has been more than 2,400. "We have no conscription, nobody is forced, and if there was not a patriotic impulse, I don't think that people would sacrifice their lives for a pay of $200 [per month]".

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