Four U.S. servicemembers and a British soldier were killed in two separate improvised bomb explosions in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, foreign forces said on Monday.
The four U.S. troops were the first American military casualties in Afghanistan in 2010.
They were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) strike, NATO-led forces said in a statement. A spokesman declined to give further details, saying next-of-kin were being notified.
The Taliban on Monday said that a series of explosions in Panjwai district of southern Kandahar on Sunday killed several foreign soldiers. Their report could not be verified immediately.
A British solder from 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, also died while on foot patrol in the Nad Ali area of Helmand province on Sunday afternoon, the British Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
There are already around 110,000 foreign troops for Afghanistan occupation.
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