In our news wrap Monday, three USA service members and an American contractor died in Afghanistan.
The latest deaths bring the number of USA service member deaths in Afghanistan to seven in 2019, and a total of 68 US military deaths since January 2015, according to US government and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation reports.
Earlier, the Taliban claimed to have conducted the attack when a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle filled with explosives, saying "multiple invaders" had been killed.
Last week, United States envoy Zalmay Khalilzad called for a "comprehensive and inclusive" intra-Afghan dialogue between the government, women, youth and civil society.
Three American soldiers were wounded in the blast and are receiving medical treatment, the statement also said. The names of those killed were being withheld for 24 hours until the notification of next of kin has been completed, as per Defense Department policy.
Last year, 13 US service members were killed in Afghanistan.
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Garza stressed the need for Congress to change USA immigration laws "so that we stop encouraging illegal immigration". The number of migrants arrested at the border has risen in recent months. "This is going to be a tough job".
The US now has some 14,000 troops in Afghanistan - down from a peak of around 100,000 - majority deployed to train and advise Afghan counterparts.
Taliban leaders are set to meet with Afghan officials in Qatar next week for a fresh round of talks as the USA tries to broker a peace deal. The Taliban has balked at negotiating with the Afghans, which the group views as an American puppet organization. He said Afghans want peace, but "they don't want to live the way that the Taliban want them to live".
Negotiations between Khalilzad and the Taliban are expected to continue in Doha later this month.
It was not the first time Khan had made such a suggestion.
The notion of an interim government to tide things over between the end of Ghani's term in May and an election has sparked controversy in Afghanistan, and there is as yet no clarity as to what will happen.