In a press release, the Department of Defense identified the two US Army Soldiers killed by an suicide bomber inside Bagram Airfield in Nov 12. The suicide bombing also killed to US contractors, and injured 16 US Soldiers and one Polish Soldier. Based on an the update below, out of the 17 injured Soldiers, 5 were released back to duty and 12 were medically evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that they had been planning the bombing for at  least four months.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  They died Nov. 12 of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan.  The soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were: Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois

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