Three US service members have been killed and three others wounded in an explosion near Ghazni in Afghanistan.
the identity of the victims would not be revealed immediately until next of kin were notified, the injured were evacuated and receiving medical treatment.
The Taliban said that they were the hands behind the attack claiming that a tank was "completely destroyed."
The Taliban's power and reach have surged in the Ghazni area in recent weeks, Last year, US President Donald Trump signaled he would keep US boots on the ground indefinitely amid concerns that the Taliban was gaining ground.
the Afghan government now controls 56% of the districts in the country, down from 72% in November 2015 according to the US government's ombudsman of the war.