Marine from Long Island killed in Afghanistan bombing

Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, Long Island, was among the recent U.S. servicemen killed in a bombing of a convoy near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday.

Hendricks, FDNY firefighter and Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; and Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania, were assigned to the 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division of the Marine Corps Reserve, based in Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission said the bomb hit the convoy near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan.

An Afghan contractor was also injured.

The base in Bagram district is located in northern Parwan province and serves as the main U.S. air facility in the country.

With the Associated Press