NATO: 3 Service Members Killed in Afghanistan
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: March 1, 2011
Filed at 5:52 a.m. EST
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says three of its service members have been killed in Afghanistan.
The international military coalition said one service member was killed on Tuesday in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan and the other two died in a bombing in the east on Monday. It did not provide the victims' nationalities or any other details.
NATO typically waits for the relevant national authorities to confirm deaths of service members.
The death Tuesday was the first in March. A total of 68 NATO service members were killed this year, including 36 in February.
Last year was the deadliest year of the nine-year Afghan war for the international forces, with 701 killed.
(This version CORRECTS that 68 NATO service members were killed this year, not this month, in Afghanistan.)