3 soldiers from Ohio killed in Afghan attack


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Salon Staff
April 6, 2012 10:36AM (UTC)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Government officials say three U.S. soldiers killed in a suicide attack this week in Afghanistan were from Ohio, as were several others seriously wounded in the bombing.

The Department of Defense has identified the soldiers as 36-year-old Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski of Dublin; 45-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck of Columbus; and 44-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon of Grove City.

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The soldiers were killed in an attack by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle Wednesday in Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province. At least 13 people died.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility. The bomber's target was unclear.

The soldiers were from the Ohio National Guard's 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.


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