Afghanistan

A US intelligence investigation into allegations that a secret Russian military intelligence unit paid out bounties to militants in Afghanistan partly concentrated on a fatal bombing that killed three US Marines, The New York Times reported.
Some officials reportedly maintained that the intelligence was not concrete.
Two of the Marines were scheduled to come back to the US in less than two weeks from the bombing.

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A US intelligence investigation into allegations that a secret Russian military intelligence unit paid out bounties to militants in Afghanistan partly concentrated on a suicide vehicle bombing that killed three US Marines, according to officials cited in a New York Times report published Monday.

Some officials reportedly maintained that the intelligence was not concrete — The Times reported that officials were in disagreement about the veracity of the evidence from the bombing and its connection to the Russians.

In April 2019, three US Marines were killed when a roadside bomb struck a military convoy near Bagram Airfield, a major base in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman of Delaware, Cpl. Robert Hendriks of New York, and Sgt. Benjamin Hines of Pennsylvania were assigned to the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division …read more


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