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Ellsworth airmen deployed to Afghanistan amid new violence

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About 350 airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base are heading to Afghanistan for another round of deployment.

The group from the 28th Bomb Wing replaces 350 airmen of the 7th Bomb Wing based at Dyess Air Force Base, which is Ellsworth's sister base in Texas.

This announcement comes at the same time of the deadliest terrorist attack on foreign civilians in Afghanistan since the Afghan War began nearly 13 years ago.

At least 21 people were killed in a suicide attack on a popular restaurant in Kabul, killing 13 foreign civilians including three Americans citizens.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for Afghan military operation earlier this week.

The U.S. is condemning that attack, saying there is no possible justification for killing people who worked to help Afghans achieve a brighter future.

is Ellsworth's sister base in Texas.

This announcement comes at the same time of the deadliest terrorist attack on foreign civilians in Afghanistan since

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