NATO: 5 Americans killed in southern Afghanistan

By: AP
By: AP

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An official with the U.S.-led international military coalition says the five troops killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan were all Americans.

Capt. Luca Carniel confirmed that the troops killed on Saturday were U.S. service members.

The coalition did not disclose the location of the blast.

However, Javeed Faisal, a spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province, said a coalition patrol hit the roadside bomb in Maiwand district of the province, the spiritual birthplace of the Taliban.

With the deaths, 47 members of the coalition have been killed so far this year -- including 32 Americans.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 206110381 - wilx.com/a?a=206110381