Three US Troops Killed In Afghan Roadside Bomb Blast



A U.S. Navy explosives ordnance disposal technician clears an area of explosives during operations March 2011, in Zharay District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Three United States service members were killed today in Kandahar province, Afghanistan when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

NATO spokesman Col. Thomas Collins told The Associated Press that the three Americans killed were part of a NATO convoy on patrol:

"The convoy struck an IED (improvised explosive devise) in Zhari district this afternoon."

Several other service members were injured in the attack, although Collins could not give exact numbers.

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