Six outstanding troops killed in Afghanistan attack: Obama

President Barack Obama called the six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan on Monday outstanding and brave as he thanked American service members on Friday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.

Reuters| Updated: Dec 26, 2015, 08:58 AM IST
Six outstanding troops killed in Afghanistan attack: Obama
Barack Obama

Hawaii: President Barack Obama called the six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan on Monday outstanding and brave as he thanked American service members on Friday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.

"Even though we have been able to reduce the number of folks we`re deploying to places like Iraq and Afghanistan, there are still folks over there every single day and it`s still dangerous as we saw this past week with the outstanding, brave men and women who were killed," Obama said.