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Biden to pay tribute to US soldiers killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan

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Washington, Aug 29 (AP) US President Joe Biden visits Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Sunday to pay tribute and offer condolences to the 13 American soldiers killed in a suicide attack near Kabul airport. The mortal remains of American soldiers killed in the attack are being brought to America from Afghanistan. Biden will attend a military program to retrieve the bodies of soldiers killed in combat overseas. The soldiers killed in the attack were between the ages of 20 and 31 and lived in California and Massachusetts and other provinces.

Washington, Aug 29 (AP) US President Joe Biden visits Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Sunday to pay tribute and offer condolences to the 13 American soldiers killed in a suicide attack near Kabul airport. The mortal remains of American soldiers killed in the attack are being brought to America from Afghanistan. Biden will attend a military event to receive the mortal remains of soldiers killed in war abroad.

The soldiers killed in the attack ranged in age from 20 to 31 and were residents of California and Massachusetts and other provinces. Among the killed US soldiers is a 20-year-old Marine from Wyoming whose wife is about to give birth to their first child in about three weeks. Also included is a 22-year-old Navy corpsman who in his last conversation with his mother assured him that he would be safe. Five of the American soldiers killed were only 20 years old.

“The 13 soldiers we lost were heroes who sacrificed their lives for our highest American ideals and saving the lives of others,” Biden said in a statement on Saturday. Their bravery and selflessness has so far saved over 1,17,000 people.

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The relatives of the killed American soldiers are also usually present in Dover on such occasions. Biden will be attending such an event for the first time as president.

AP Amit Naresh

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