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Pentagon identifies 3 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

By: MELISSA QUINN, Washington Examiner
June 12, 2017 Updated: June 12, 2017 at 8:15 am
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The Department of Defense has identified three soldiers who were killed by an Afghan soldier during an insider attack in Afghanistan on Saturday.

Sgt. Eric Houck, 25, Sgt. William Bays, 29, and Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, 22, were assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky.

Houck was from Baltimore, Md., Bays was from Barstow, Calif., and Baldridge was from Youngsville, N.C.

The three Army soldiers died in Peka Valley in the Nangarhar province.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of our soldiers who were killed and wounded," said Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. "We will always remember our fallen comrades and remain committed to the mission they carried out for which they ultimately gave their lives."

The Pentagon said it is investigating the incident.

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