Four ISAF servicemembers die in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan
Updated Aug. 7, 2011, 10:37 a.m. EDT
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Four International Security Assistance Force servicemembers died Sunday in two insurgent attacks in the south and east of Afghanistan.
The French president's office said two French soldiers were killed and five injured in the attack in eastern Afghanistan in the valley of Tagab. The nationality of two other ISAF servicemembers killed in an attack in the south was not immediately disclosed. It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.
The deaths come a day after 30 U.S. forces were killed when their helicopter was shot down in western Afghanistan, making it the deadliest single incident for U.S. forces in Afghanistan since the war began a decade ago.
The deaths Sunday bring to 369 the number of coalition troops killed this year in Afghanistan and 46 this month, The Associated Press reported.
From staff reports