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.
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.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343.