Alert: Two US Service Members Killed In Afghanistan. Here’s What We Know.

(Liberty Bell) – The US military announced Saturday that two US service members were killed and two more injured in Southern Afghanistan.

The service members were not identified in keeping with the Defense Department rules, according to the Associated Press.

The Taliban, however, immediately took responsibility for the attack.

According to a spokesman for the Taliban, the attack occurred in the southern Kandahar province.

The vehicle the service members were traveling in was hit by a roadside bomb according to the statement from the US military.

According to NATO and Afghan officials early Saturday, the bomb hit an army vehicle but did not mention casualties, according to the AP.

A NATO spokesman also said officials were “assessing the situation and will provide more information as it became available.”

There are currently about 13,000 US troops in Afghanistan, 5,000 of which are on counterterrorism missions, the AP notes.

Taliban militants carry out attacks on both United States and Afghan troops almost daily.

The AP reported:

The latest attack seemed certain to stall fresh efforts to restart the on-again, off-again peace talks between Washington and the Taliban.

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been pressing the insurgents to declare a cease-fire or at least reduce violent attacks. That would give a window in which the U.S. and the Taliban could forge an agreement to withdraw all of America’s troops. That agreement would also set out a road map for direct Afghan-to-Afghan talks, mapping out the country’s post-war future.

The Taliban leadership decided at the end of December to support a temporary cease-fire to allow for a peace deal to be signed, but they never said when it would go into effect. The final approval required from their leader, Maulvi Hibatullah Akhundzada, was never announced.

Earlier Saturday, both NATO and Afghan officials had confirmed a roadside bomb hit a U.S. army vehicle, without mentioning casualties. In a short statement, a NATO spokesman said that officials were still “assessing the situation and will provide more information as it became available.”

25 COMMENTS

  1. The Islamic faith has an agenda and a goal.The Taliban is a fanatic sect of the Islamic faith.They will not only kill non believers but also other Muslims that share the same Islamic belief.Their goal is to prepare the world for Sharia Law under the direction of the Mahdi. They will do what ever it takes to achieve this goal. How can you trust them to keep any agreement they make with us infidels.

  2. In the past, we have held ground but now I think it is time
    to annihilate the Taliban. We have tried peace talks, a truce
    and they can not be relied upon to keep their word about
    anything, So now it is time to destroy them. If they hide
    in the mountains, then bring the mountains down to ground
    level with the Taliban in them.

    • They are encouraged by their religious beliefs to lie to the “infidels”. They hate us and want to kill us. That is the only agreement they want.

  3. We are in Afghanistan because of terrorists supported by Iran in other words radical Arabs. The Taliban who could give a rat about people just their traditional killings. They kill everyone including themselves their animals that should have died out hundreds of years ago but they have this Borg like mentality resistance is futile and we will assimilate everyone until no one exists but us. That’s why were in Afghanistan, it’s better than any town downtown USA.

  4. We should not invite, or permit to stay, ANYONE that is not willing to respect and obey the Constitution and laws of the USA, and swear allegiance to our country! Those refusing to do so, or demonstrating non-compliance, should be denied entry and/or deported! “Why invite guests that are intent upon disrupting and harming your home and family?” We must more effectively guard against outsiders intent on disrupting our Constitutional Republic, or attempting to usurp or over ride our Constitutional rights, freedoms and lawe with RELIGIOUS rules or laws! We are NOT a country to be ruled and guided by the tenents and/or beliefs of ANY single religion, as our laws are to be determined by the VOTES and WILL of our citizens, who, within limits of our state and government laws, are free to practice whichever religion, or no religion, as they may desire. No one has the right to insist or force others to abide by THEIR religious beliefs and/or religious laws in this country, the United States of America!

    • Robert – a reading of the Koran will leave you with the knowledge that muslims follow Muhammoud’s directions and lie to, cheat, and steal from ‘infidels’ – meaning anyone not of their sect (you, me, etc.). That is why we have many in the United States who have NO INTEREST in abiding by our laws and way of life. Until the folks in our government who control the flow of immigration recognize that simple fact, we are going to keep digging that septic tank hole in the ground.

  5. The Muslims that live the Koran, are good, decent, human beings, that believe in a higher power, that we call God. They are peace loving, individuals that wish to do no harm, but the American hating Muslims, that’s a different story. They twist everything, the Koran teaches & in what true Muslims learn, & in what they believe. The twisted, evil, Muslims hate America, Israel, & their own people, that don’t follow them, & their path of destruction. God has a plan for the evil among us, & it starts right here, in America.

    • I will believe it when I see it. No drama TV show out of hollywierd is going to convince me! If you really believe what you say about Muslims and the koran then you should read it for your self. Then question any ‘teacher’ who says different.

    • THANK YOU ADAM SHIFF AND NANCY, BY YOUR LIES AND IMPEACHMENT YOU HAVE ENSURED MYSELF AND MILLIONS OF OTHERS WILL VOTE 2020 FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND END DEMOCRAT PARTY

    • Let me put this into baby language: Your words are nothing but propaganda. The Koran demands death should one not “believe” in the ways of death to ensure all peoples are Mohammad Muslim. Talk about tribal! This is why factions of the religion of Islam are constantly killing each other. The problem is Islamic factions want to wipe out all those who don’t agree with them. Barbaric–3rd world-no movement into a modern-day world. Yet, they use modern day “conveniences” to spread their death and destruction.

    • No they are not. islam as a “peaceful religion” is a lie. The koran tells them to kill everyone that isn’t muslim enough. Any that are “peaceful” are the radicals and I doubt that there are very many of them.

    • You got to be kidding. What about the part of Koran . Death to all non believers. How do you get around that one . Saying they r a peaceful religion. They r a extreme cult!!!

  6. It could be it is time to take out the trash, like President Trump did in Iraq! No more bowing to these Evil Satins disciples! When they are no more wasting good oxygen, they and their supporters become believers!

  7. Yeah, but they are here in USA and growing. Immigration law prohibits anyone from socialist, communist, and totalitarian regimes to enter our country unless they are refugees fleeing actual violence but if they bring their ideological beliefs and refuse to assimilate they can be deported, yet we continue allowing the United Nations to send pro-sharia Muslims here by the thousands. The UN is pro-Muslim and is America’s enemy.

    • Exactly right , and allowing them in, much less to hold positions as teachers, members of Gov’t (elected, or appointed,or hired) is plain suicidal for our Constitutional republic!

  8. Forge an agreement with the Taliban. I could try to forge an agreement with the big ass spiders in my house that appear out of nowhere and try to eat my damn toes off, stop me dead in my tracks and I scream like a girl and seem to be able to use their 8 hairy legs to crawl under my blanket to get warm or hunt for unsuspecting toes. But I guarantee you that that ugly big ass spider will still make me scream and stomp his butt into the floor. It’s a spider. It will always be a spider, therefore, it will always freak people out and never be trusted. Kill the spider!

  9. Why the hell are we still losing military members in the Afghanistan or any other part of the Middle East?
    We no longer need to import their oil and Israel is fully capable of defending itself.
    GET OUT and let the savages kill each other as they have been doing for 1,400+ years. Muslims CANNOT be our friends. Their idiotic Koran beliefs forbid it.

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