Three Troops Wounded in Suicide Bombing at Bagram Airfield

Spc. Elizabeth White (right), a public affair specialist, and Spc. Michael Otwell, an information technology specialist, keep watch during a base defense exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on March 29, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ben K. Navratil)
Spc. Elizabeth White (right), a public affair specialist, and Spc. Michael Otwell, an information technology specialist, keep watch during a base defense exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on March 29, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ben K. Navratil)

KABUL -- A bomb blast wounded three service members near Bagram Airfield on Wednesday afternoon.

Afghan officials said the attack occurred around 4 p.m. near one of Bagram's gates.

The bomber attacked a patrol, a U.S. military spokesman with Resolute Support in Kabul said. The nationality of the three wounded service members was not provided.

The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack.

-- Zubair Babakarkhail and Phillip Walter Wellman contributed to this article.

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