Kabul: Three US soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
Citing U.S. military officials, the report said that the incident took place during a US military patrol near Ghazni city, which left three other service members and a military contractor wounded, Xinhua news agency reported.
The survivors were evacuated from the area and received medical attention, according to the report. The official website of NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan confirmed the casualties in the attack on Tuesday. The attack appeared to be the deadliest attack on US forces in Afghanistan in the last 17 months.
A US service member was killed last Saturday while conducting an operation in Afghanistan, according to the official website of NATO Resolute Support Mission.
Earlier this month, a major of US Army National Guard was killed in Afghanistan in an insider attack launched by a member of the Afghan security forces. US military deaths have surpassed 2,400 since the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001.