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Three US-led troops die in Afghanistan

At least three servicemen with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have lost their lives in separate bomb attacks in volatile southern Afghanistan.

ISAF said in a Friday press release that the three service members died on Thursday due to IED (Improvised Explosive Device) strikes in southern Afghanistan. The alliance however did not announce the names or nationalities of the victims.

Roadside bombs, or Improvised Explosive Device, (IEDs) are by far the most lethal weapon Taliban militants use against foreign troops, Afghan forces as well as civilians.

The latest deaths bring to 86 the number of fatalities among foreign troopers in war-ravaged Afghanistan this month. June, nonetheless, remains the worst month for foreign military casualties with a death toll of 102. A total of 408 foreign soldiers have been killed in the Afghan war so far this year.

The American army has lost 1, 209 soldiers since October 2001 when Washington unleashed the US-led invasion of Afghanistan to overthrow Taliban militants. Thousands of civilians have died and many others sustained injuries in US-led operations in Afghanistan.

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