Thursday, May 16, 2013

Body of Idaho Soldier Comes Home, Another Afghanistan Bomb Blast Kills 2 U.S. Troops

Posted By on Thu, May 16, 2013 at 9:43 AM

One day that the body of an Idaho soldier, killed earlier this month in Afghanistan, was brought back home, news from Kabul this morning is that another suicide bomb attack killed two Americans and 10 others.

Thursday's bomb struck a NATO convoy, killing two U.S. troops, four civilian contractors and several Afghan civilians, including two children. The attacker rammed a car packed with explosives into the convoy as it passed the home of an Afghan lawmaker.

On May 4, 22-year-old U.S. Army Specialist Thomas Murach of Meridian was one of five U.S. troops killed in a blast in southern Afghanistan when their armored vehicle hit a roadside mine in Maiwand district.

Murach's family accepted his casket in an honorable transfer ceremony May 15 at Boise's Gowen Field. His funeral will take place at Capital Christian Center in Meridian Monday, May 20. He will be buried at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery.

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