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Three Troops Killed by IED in Afghanistan

File photo. (Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock)(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Three members of the International Security Assistance Force were killed in an IED attack Monday in eastern Afghanistan.

Their identities were not immediately made available, nor was any additional information surrounding the circumstances of their deaths.

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Two Dozen Afghans Die in IED Attack on Buses

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Civilians continue to face the biggest danger from insurgents operating in Afghanistan.

The violence targeting ordinary Afghans was evident Thursday as two minibuses were attacked while driving on a road that was booby-trapped by an improvised explosive device, or IED, in the western province of Herat.

Afghan officials said that two dozen people were killed in the assault that also left 11 wounded.

Many of the victims were women and children who were heading to Herat city to shop for a holiday that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in two weeks.

No one stepped up to claim responsibility for the roadside bombs, although there's speculation that the Taliban was behind the attacks.

Rear Adm. Hal Pittman, a NATO spokesman, remarked, "Insurgents plan attacks such as these without regard for the civilians they kill, looking for the attention of the media."

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Five NATO Servicemen Killed in Afghan IED Attack

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Five American servicemembers of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in southern Afghanistan Thursday.

According to the ISAF, the troops died after they were attacked by an improvised explosive device, or IED.  A defense official says Americans were among the casualties.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, sending a text message to the media.  They said two American Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, or MRAPs, were targeted in the Marja and Gereshk districts of Helmand province.

The servicemembers have not yet been identified.

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Afghanistan: 3 ISAF Troops Killed in IED Attack

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Three members of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed Monday in an IED attack in eastern Afghanistan.

“It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities,” the military said.

No further information regarding the attack was immediately available.

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Iraq: American Soldier Killed In IED Attack

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- A U.S. service member has been killed in a combat-related incident in southern Iraq, the military said Monday, the first American soldier reported killed in action in Iraq since January 15.

The service member died of wounds suffered from an IED attack. The military said the soldier was conducting convoy operations at the time.

The soldier's name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

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