Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast

Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast

FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.

The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.

Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer he found out about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.

The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.

Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.

Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.

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