Three ISAF Troops Killed in IED Attack in Afghanistan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_9ccedad170.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Three service members of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, NATO says. According to NATO and Afghan officials, the attack happened in Wardak province during a joint ISAF-Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol. 

A suicide bomber riding a donkey approached the patrol and detonated an IED, killing the three troops.  Four ANA soldiers and a few civilians were also wounded. The Taliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack.

The ISAF troops killed in Tuesday's blast have not yet been identified.  Per ISAF policy, their identification has been deferred to national authorities.

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