ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Family members have confirmed a New Mexican working as a military contractor was among 15 people killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Thursday.
Robert d. Halsell was raised in hatch and still has family in the state.
He served in the U.S. Army for 26 years and began working for a private contractor after he retired.
The blast in Kabul happened when the bomber rammed a convoy of foreign vehicles during morning rush hour.
Military officials say four American contractors and two American soldiers were among the 15 killed.