Three US service members killed in Afghanistan blast

Afghanistan Car bomb explodes in Kabul at least six wounded

The Taliban claimed credit for a roadside bombing near Ghazni City that killed three United States soldiers and wounded three more, in addition to an American contractor who was accompanying the convoy.

Interested in Afghanistan? Add Afghanistan as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Afghanistan news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Jasso was wounded by small-arms fire and was treated and evacuated to the nearest medical treatment facility, where he died, NATO's Resolute Support mission said Tuesday.

The military said that three other service members were wounded when the bomb went off near the city of Ghazni.

A series of recent deadly attacks in Afghanistan has highlighted the ongoing challenge to end a war now in its 18th year.

On Saturday, Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso, a 25-year-old Army Ranger, was killed during an operation against al-Qaeda in southwestern Nimroz province, which borders Iran and Pakistan.

The blast occurred near Ghazni city when a convoy of US forces sent to help battle the Taliban struck the bomb, said Mohammad Araf Noori, spokesman for the governor of Ghazni province.

An initial review showed the soldier was "likely accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force", a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation statement said on Tuesday, adding that the "tragic" incident occurred as they engaged in a battle with Al Qaeda militants.

In the past several weeks, the insurgents also have launched assaults on villages in rural districts of the province that are populated by minority ethnic Hazara Shiites.

Senior U.S. military officials have sought to reassure Afghan forces.

The names of those killed were not immediately disclosed pending the notification of next of kin.

Resolute Support said upon further investigation, it appears Jasso was "accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force". "All of us, and through our coalition of 41 nations, recognize the threats posed by groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS and are determined to fight them here". While in Afghanistan, CBS News joined US troops in an operation to clear an area of ISIS fighters. Brent Taylor was shot dead in an insider attack in Kabul.

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