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U.S. Identifies Soldiers Killed in Afghan Attack

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Image: At least two US soldiers killed in insurgent attack on convoy
Afghan security officials stand near the site of an attack targeting a US Convoy near Bagram air base, Parwan Province, 65 kilometers north of Kabul, Afghanistan, 13 December 2014. STR / EPA

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Two American soldiers killed when their convoy came under enemy attack near Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan were identified on Sunday as Army troops based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris, 37, of New York, New York, and Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, 22, of Mesa, Arizona, died on Friday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb while traveling in a convoy near the largest U.S. military base in the country.

The bomb detonated while vehicles passed a road leading up to Bagram Airfield, local police chief Gen. Zaman Mamozai said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter.

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