A graduate of Highlands High School was among those killed in a blast in Afghanistan on Thursday, according to a friend of the family.
Michael Bradford was reportedly part of a military convoy which was the target of a suicide bomber in the Afghan capital of Kabul 15 people died in the blast including two U.S. soldier and four American civilian military advisers. It was the deadliest attack to rock the Afghan capital in more than two months.
Bradford was a 2005 graduate of Highlands High School and served in the Army. He was working in Afghanistan as a private contractor.
An Islamic militant group says it carried out the attack in response to reports that the U.S. plans to keep permanent bases and troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
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