Blast kills 3 NATO soldiers in Afghanistan
Three soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) lost their lives in the blast of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan on Sunday, the alliance confirmed in a statement released here.
"Three International Security Assistance Force service members died following an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan today," the statement added.
However, it did not identify the nationalities of the victims and the exact place of the incident, saying it is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities, Xinhua reported.
Troops mostly from the United States have been stationed in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan.
More than 300 NATO-led soldiers with 235 of them Americans have been killed in the militancy-plagued Afghanistan so far this year.