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Pentagon source says four killed in Afghan attack were Americans

June 19, 2013 at 8:09 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 19 (UPI) -- Four Americans were killed in a rocket attack at Bagram Air Base outside Kabul, Afghanistan, a Pentagon source said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN Tuesday the four NATO coalition members killed in the attack were all Americans.

The U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force confirmed the attack on Bagram but identified the victims only as "NATO coalition service members."

The Taliban issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack.

News of the casualties came as NATO-led troops transferred security responsibility to Afghan forces.

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