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Pentagon Ids Soldiers Killed in Kandahar Bombing

Pentagon Ids Soldiers Killed  in Kandahar Bombing

KABUL - The Pentagon has identified the two soldiers killed in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province at the weekend.
Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, 29, of Newport News, Virginia, and Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon, 21, of Joliet, Illinois, were killed in the bombing.
The soldiers were killed on Saturday when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device -- an attack claimed by the Taliban.
A statement from the Department of Defense said the troops were conducting operations. The attack also wounded two service members.
More than 2,400 US service members have been killed in Afghanistan since the start of America's longest war in 2001. (Pajhwok)