REPORT: Pentagon identifies 3 Marines killed in roadside bomb blast

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The Defense Department has identified three Marines killed Monday in a bomb blast in Afghanistan near Bagram airfield.

According to officials, three other service members and an Afghan contractor were also wounded in the attack, which was claimed by the Taliban. The deadly assault was carried out despite ongoing peace efforts to end a messy 17-year conflict.

The article goes on to state the following:

Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York; and Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania ― all members of the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve ― lost their lives in the attack.

A command release said the Marines were conducting “combat operations” in Parwan province, Afghanistan.

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