SSgt. Christopher M. Ward was one of six Americans — including three service men — killed in Afghanistan's Kabul province while delivering textbooks to school children Saturday, April 6.
SSgt. Christopher M. Ward was one of six Americans — including three service men — killed in Afghanistan's Kabul province while delivering textbooks to school children Saturday, April 6.

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OAK RIDGE — A U.S. soldier with Scott County ties was among three service men and six Americans killed in Afghanistan’s Zabul province Saturday.

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Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward, 24, was among three soldiers with the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry, 5th Squadron killed in the attack, which also claimed a State Department civilian and Department of Defense civilian.

The Americans were killed when a car bomb exploded in their convoy as they were delivering textbooks to a school in Qalat, the capital of the southern Afghanistan province.

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