Transcript for 3 US troops killed, 3 wounded by roadside bomb in Afghanistan
here to the deadliest day this year for American service members fighting in Afghanistan. Three U.S. Troops were killed when an ied exploded. It's the very danger that our team saw first-hand with the troops while reporting from the front lines in Afghanistan. Witnessing the moment they had to detonate it before moving forward. ABC's senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell on what was a very deadly day. Reporter: The Americans were traveling in a heavily armored vehicle like this when it hit a roadside bomb. Killing three, wounding three more, in the deadliest day for American forces this year. We traveled with the troops in these vehicles in Afghanistan this summer. They're mine-resistant, not bomb-proof. Out on patrol with U.S. Special forces, we showed you the changers they face from ieds when they discovered one just a few feet away. That wooden stick is a pressure plate? Yeah, that's the pressure plate. Reporter: How common is it for you to come across this type of device? Every time we come down to the valley we've found them so far. Reporter: Too big to dismantle, they decide to blow it up instead. The area where the troops died today has come under increasing Taliban attack, showing just how dangerous Afghanistan remains for U.S. Troops. David, America is sitting down and trying to negotiate with the Taliban. Today underlines just how important that peace process really is. David? Ian Pannell continuing his reporting on Afghanistan. Ian, thank you.
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