Military reports 6 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military says six soldiers assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky., were killed in Afghanistan when their unit was hit by an improvised explosive device.

The Department of Defense says the six died Thursday of wounds from the attack in Kandahar province.

They were: 27-year-old 1st Lt. John M. Runkle of West Salem, Ohio; 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr. of New Castle, Pa.; 35-year-old Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman of Jacksonville, N.C.; 25-year-old Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall of Bel Aire, Kan.; 21-year-old Spc. Adam J. Patton of Port Orchard, Wash.; and 39-year-old Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez of Camuy, Puerto Rico.

The Army did not release further details about them.