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Pentagon identifies three Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Sgt. Eric M. Houck Sgt. Eric M. Houck
Sgt. William M. Bays Sgt. William M. Bays
Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge

KABUL, Afghanistan (WDRB) -- The Pentagon is identifying  three U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, that were killed on Saturday in eastern Afghanistan. 

Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, Sgt. William M. Bays, 29 of Barstow, California; and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, 22 of Youngsville, North Carolina, were killed in an attack by an Afghan soldier, who was also killed. Another U.S. soldier was wounded in the attack. 

The soldiers supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY. 

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that a Taliban loyalist had infiltrated the Afghan army "just to attack foreign forces."

In a statement from Washington, the Pentagon doesn't provide details about what led to the deaths of the U.S. soldiers. It says the incident is under investigation.
 
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