Watertown, NY (WIBX) - Officials at Fort Drum are reporting that three soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division have been killed in Nimroz Province, Afghanistan.

Specialist Charles Wren, 25, of Beeville, Texas, Specialist Paul Atim, 27, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Private First Class Joel Ramirez, 22, of Waxahachie, Texas, died when their unit was hit by an improvised explosive device, officials said.

All three were deployed to Afghanistan last month as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.