US Service Member, Romanian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Car Bombing

Resolute Support (RS) forces remove a destroyed vehicle after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The Afghan government says at least 10 civilians are dead and another 42 wounded after a Taliban suicide car bombing rocked the Afghan capital near a neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy and the NATO Resolute Support mission. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Resolute Support (RS) forces remove a destroyed vehicle after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The Afghan government says at least 10 civilians are dead and another 42 wounded after a Taliban suicide car bombing rocked the Afghan capital near a neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy and the NATO Resolute Support mission. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

At the end of a deadly summer for the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, two allied service members were killed in action Thursday in Kabul, officials said.

In a brief release, Resolute Support officials said one of the military members was from the United States and the other was from Romania. Information about the mission the troops were participating in and the units to which they were attached was not immediately released; Romania and the U.S. military will disclose further details individually, officials said.

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NATO officials confirmed the troops were killed in a horrific suicide car bombing in central Kabul. Multiple local reports cited Afghan officials reporting at least 10 people were killed in the bombing, and some 42 wounded. The bombing took place near the U.S. Embassy, according to reports.

The Resolute Support mission is headquartered in Kabul.

The U.S. service member is the 16th to die in hostile action this year in Afghanistan, in what has become the most costly year for the U.S. in the country since the formal close of war operations in 2014.

-- Hope Hodge Seck can be reached at hope.seck@military.com. Follow her on Twitter at @HopeSeck.

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