NYPD detective among 6 American troops killed in Afghanistan

(AP) -- A New York City police detective is one of six American troops killed in a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Police Commissioner William Bratton on Monday says Detective Joseph

News 12 Staff

Dec 22, 2015, 5:36 PM

Updated 3,134 days ago

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(AP) -- A New York City police detective is one of six American troops killed in a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.
Police Commissioner William Bratton on Monday says Detective Joseph Lemm was a 15-year veteran of the New York Police Department and worked in the Bronx Warrant Squad.
Bratton says Lemm served in the U.S. National Guard and, while a member of the police force, he had been deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
The troops were killed Monday when an attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into their patrol in a village near the airfield. Two others were wounded along with an Afghan.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility.


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