Four U.S. soldiers were wounded in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, from a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, according to Army Lt. Col. Koné Faulkner, a spokesman for the Resolute Support mission.
“We can confirm reports that a vehicle-born improvised explosive device detonated in Kandahar province at approximately 2 p.m. today,” Faulkner told Military Times. “There were a total of four U.S. service members injured and all are in stable condition in U.S. medical treatment facilities.
There were no coalition fatalities as a result of the attack, he added.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
There are nearly 11,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan with several thousand more on the way as part of a new South Asia strategy touted by the Trump administration.
This story is breaking and will be updated as more information is available.
Shawn Snow is the senior reporter for Marine Corps Times and a Marine Corps veteran.