The suicide bombing also injured four American troops, who are said to be in stable condition with wounds that are not life-threatening.
The statement identified the soldiers who died as Spc. Christopher Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, N.C., and Sgt. Jonathon Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Ind. Both were infantrymen assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.