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Report: Russian bounties resulted in deaths of U.S. troops

Due to intelligence gleaned from U.S. military interrogations of captured militants, it is believed that Russian bounties offered to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of several American service members, multiple people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

The exact number is unclear, they said. The New York Times first reported the existence of the bounties on Friday, and on Sunday, the paper said U.S. spies and commandos first warned their superiors about the suspected plot as early as January.

The C.I.A. reviewed the intelligence and confirmed...

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News Posted By: theweek - Monday, 29 June