Jewish airman from Philly among 6 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

By JTA
December 24, 2015 02:15

 
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WASHINGTON — A Jewish airman from Philadelphia who planned on joining his family’s restaurant business was among six troops killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Peter Taub, 30, died Monday of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a patrol near Bagram Air Base. Taub was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Pentagon said in a statement Tuesday.

An official of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia confirmed that Taub was Jewish.

Taub was married and his wife was pregnant with their second child, according to the Washington CBS affiliate, WUSA9.

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