25-year-old Long Island Marine also killed in Afghanistan explosion

FDNY firefighter killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

An FDNY firefighter Christopher Slutman died in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan Monday officials said

The Long Island Marine who was among three Americans killed in Afghanistan was "the flawless son" who was proud to be serving his country, his grieving father told The Post on Wednesday.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that one of the dead was Christopher A. Slutman, 43, a 15-year member of the New York City Fire Department who was a Marine staff sergeant.

The three were assigned to 25th Marine Regiment, a Massachusetts-based Reserve unit.

"We feel and mourn the loss of these Americans with their families and loved ones", said Gen. Scott Miller, commanding general of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, in a statement.

In their claim of responsibility, the Taliban said they launched the attack and that one of their suicide bombers detonated his explosives-laden vehicle near the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation base.

Three U.S. Marines killed in Afghanistan Monday had a connection to MA. He leaves behind his wife, Shannon, and three young daughters.

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The Defense Department identified the three as Cpl.

The wounded were evacuated and are receiving medical care, the statement said.

Officials did not immediately respond to questions about how many members of the 25th Marines are now deployed to Afghanistan or what their main mission there is.

"It is going to sound like a cliche but he was the ideal son", Erik said.

The Afghan government says talks with the Taliban will take place on April 19 in Doha, the capital of Qatar, five days later than originally scheduled. Abdul Shakor Qudosi, the district administrative chief in Bagram, said American soldiers opened fire immediately after their convoy was bombed.

The latest USA fatalities brings the number of American service member deaths in Afghanistan to seven so far this year. "They volunteered to protect their country". The base in Bagram district serves as the main US air facility in the country. The Taliban have refused to meet with the Afghan government, which they view as a US puppet.

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