Army captain from Lexington among the 3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Andrew Patrick Ross. (US Army Special Operations Command)

LEXINGTON, Va. (WSET) -- The Department of Defense has identified the three American soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday from a roadside bomb; one of them is from Lexington.

The military said that three other service members were wounded when the bomb went off near the city of Ghazni.

The DOD said 29-year-old Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, from Lexington, is among those who died.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, Washington and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, Pennsylvania were also killed.

The Taliban claimed the attack, saying a U.S. tank was completely destroyed.

Ross and Emond were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The U.S. Military said it appears to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in the last 17 months.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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