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Two U.S. Army Servicemen Killed in Afghanistan

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The vehicle the men were in struck a roadside bomb while traveling in a convoy.

(TheBlaze/AP) — Two U.S. Army servicemen died from wounds suffered during an attack in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Sunday.

U.S. Army Spc. Wyatt J. Martin of Mesa, Arizona, and Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris of New York, New York, died Friday in Parwan Province, officials said.

The vehicle the men were in struck a roadside bomb while traveling in a convoy near Bagram Airbase, NBC News reported, adding that the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter.

Martin, 22, and Morris, 37, were assigned to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

As of Dec. 2, 2014, at least 2,210 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense Department's tally, also last updated Dec. 2.

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