Image courtesy: Pfc. David Hauk, U.S. Army. Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

3 U.S. troops killed in Pakistan

According to various media reports, three American soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack today in northwest Pakistan. Four Pakistanis were killed in the savage bombing, including children, and at least 120 were wounded.

The U.S. troops, who were in Pakistan in a training capacity, were helping local forces on a convoy to a reopened school that had been previously blown up by terrorists. Pakistani police say the bomb was remotely detonated.

"The United States condemns this vicious terrorist bombing," the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said in a written statement. "We express our condolences to the families of the deceased and our sympathy and support to the wounded."

The Unknown Soldiers will be following this story in the coming days and weeks. The names of the U.S. troops killed will be released by the Pentagon after families of the fallen have been notified.

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