6 NATO service members killed in Afghanistan
Six NATO service members were killed on Sunday after they were bombed in eastern Afghanistan, a day where a total of 29 people died from roadside bombs and insurgent attacks. The blast was caused by an improvised explosive device, according to NATO. No further details were provided and the dead service members were not identified. The coalition statement reportedly said NATO’s policy is to allow “national authorities” to give details about the service members.
The soldiers’ deaths were the latest on Sunday caused by bombs, which were planted by insurgents along roadsides, paths, or mountain tracks. Along with the deaths of the NATO service members, bombs and attacks killed 16 Afghan civilians, five policemen, and two members of the U.S.-led coalition in southern Afghanistan, according to NATO and Afghan authorities. More than 225 NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan this year alone.