No information was immediately available about the incident. The
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, in
Afghanistan said in a statement three service members died following
an improvised explosive device attack.
ISAF did not provide the nationality of the victims.
The Taliban, ousted by U.S.-backed forces in the aftermath of al
Qaeda's September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, is engaged
in a summer offensive ahead of the planned withdrawal of most
foreign troops by the end of this year.
The United States plans to reduce its force in Afghanistan to less
than 10,000 after 2014 and withdraw almost all of them by the end of
(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
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