(dpa) - Czech and Danish soldiers were the three NATO troops who were killed Monday in the suicide bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, the two governments confirmed Monday.
In Prague, the Czech Defence Ministry confirmed that one Czech soldier was killed and two others were among the wounded in the attack against a military patrol. The wounded soldiers were taken to hospital, the ministry said.
The Czech soldier became the second to be killed in Afghanistan and the first due to hostilities. The first Czech soldier died in a mudslide in May 2007.
Some 335 Czech troops are currently deployed in Afghanistan, the ministry said.
In Copenhagen, the supreme command of the Danish army said two Danes were among the NATO troops killed, while a further Danish soldier was among the wounded.
Danish media reports said the radical Islamic Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack