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These are the US Troops That Lost Their Lives During the Terror Attack in Kabul

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30.08.2021

On Thursday morning, amid the mounting chaos at the Kabul airport, a deadly suicide bombing at a US checkpoint killed at least 170 Afghans and 13 American soldiers in a matter of moments.

It was the deadliest incident for US troops in the country in a decade, and the third-highest death toll for Americans in Afghanistan since the war began twenty years ago in 2001.

The Biden administration attributed the fatal explosion to the Islamic State's Afghanistan affiliate, ISIS-K. The organization claimed responsibility for the attacks on Thursday evening.

On Saturday, the Department of Defense released the identities of all the soldiers killed in the attack. Families and lawmakers began confirming the deaths of the servicemen in Friday in mournful social media posts and media accounts.

Here is what we know about the victims so far.

A post shared by Maxton Soviak (@max_soviak)

Soviak's sister Marilyn confirmed the death of her brother in a moving Instagram tribute on Friday morning.

"My beautiful, intelligent, beat-to-the-sound of his own drum, annoying, charming baby brother was killed yesterday helping to save lives," she wrote on Instagram.

US Senator Rob Portman of Soviak's native Ohio confirmed the young medic's death on Twitter along with the Superintendent of Soviak's former high school, from which he graduated in 2017.

"It is with deepest sorrow that I am sharing this news," Edison Local School District Superintendent Thomas Roth said in a statement. "Max was a good student who was active in sports and other activities throughout his school career. He was well respected and liked by everyone who knew him. Max was full of life in everything he did."

Photos on Soviak's Instagram show him cliff-jumping in Guam, boating in San Diego, and hiking at the Grand Canyon.

But the final post on his account, shared on June 10, is a somber portent of what was to come.

"It's kill or be killed, definitely trynna be on the kill side," Soviak, 22, wrote in the caption of a photo that appeared to show him and two other troops in uniform holding guns.

One of the other soldiers tagged in the photo was Marine Corporal Daegan Page.

BREAKING: Family members confirm that 23-year-old Omaha Marine Corporal Daegan Page was among those killed in Kabul yesterday. My heart is broken for his family and friends. @KETV pic.twitter.com/w7LjTRYDMf

Family members of 23-year-old Page confirmed his death in a Friday statement.

"Daegan joined the US Marine Corps after graduating from Millard South High School," the statement said. "He loved the brotherhood of the Marines and was proud to serve as a member of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California."

A longtime member of the Boy Scouts, the Iowa native's family said Page enjoyed playing hockey,........

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