3 NATO service members killed in Afghanistan

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Posted: Aug 03, 2011 2:21 PM
3 NATO service members killed in Afghanistan

Three members of the U.S.-led military coalition were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, NATO said.

The coalition said two died in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan where foreign forces are trying to hold the ground they seized from Taliban insurgents in major offensives over the past year.

Another died in a noncombat-related incident in eastern Afghanistan, the volatile second front of the nearly decade-long war.

No other details were disclosed, pending notification of their relatives.

So far this year, 328 foreign troops have been killed in Afghanistan. Last year, 404 died in the first seven months of the year.