Three US soldiers were killed in an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.
An International Security Assistance Force statement did not disclose their nationality, deferring casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities, but reports quoting western officials said three American marines were the victims of an explosion that hit the vehicle they were traveling in south of a military base in Ghazni province.
With this, the total number of foreign troop casualties in Afghanistan this year rose to 148.
The incident comes a day after an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform shot dead a NATO troop in southern Afghanistan.
The rogue soldier was killed when coalition forces returned fire.
ISAF said the incident is under investigation.
by RTT Staff Writer
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