3 Oklahoma soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Three Oklahoma National Guard soldiers have been killed in an attack with small arms in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department on Sunday released the names of the soldiers after their family members had been notified of the Friday deaths.

Killed were 26-year-old Sgt. Bret D. Isenhower of Lamar, 26-year-old Spc Christopher D. Horton of Collinsville and 20-year-old PFC Tony J Potter of Okmulge. Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack in Patkia Province.

The Oklahoma Military Department says all were members of the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, based in Tulsa.

Since July 29, 10 soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade have been killed in Afghanistan. In the 10 years since Sept. 11, 2001, 15 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers have died in Afghanistan and

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