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Six US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The soldiers were from the same Army unit
  • The attacks occurred in Kunar province in Afghanistan

(CNN) -- Six U.S. soldiers died this week after attacks in northeastern Afghanistan, officials said.

The soldiers were all from the same Army unit and died Tuesday after fighting in Afghanistan's Kunar province, the Defense Department said in a statement.

The soldiers were from the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team from Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

The soldiers were identified as Ofren Arrechaga, 28, of Florida; Frank Adamski III, 26, of Connecticut; Jameson Lindskog, 23, of California; Jeremy Faulkner, 23, of Georgia; Bryan Burgess, 29, of Texas and Dustin Feldhaus, 20, of Arizona.

The soldiers were part of an ongoing mission to clear insurgents out of the area, the Fort Campbell Courier reported.

The Taliban has been active in that region recently.

On Sunday, Taliban fighters said they had kidnapped 50 police officers from a district in Kunar province.