NATO: 3 troops killed in bombing in Afghanistan

September 29, 2011 - 11:55 AM
Afghanistan

An Afghan police officer, left, looks at a police vehicle damaged in a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a police truck outside a bakery in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing a number of civilians, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaleq)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says three alliance service members have been killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan.

NATO says the three died in the explosion Thursday in the south. The coalition did not disclose further details about their deaths.

So far this year, 447 international service member have been killed in Afghanistan.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A police officer says a bomb set up on a motorbike exploded near an airport in western Afghanistan, killing one female policewoman and two civilians.

Sayd Sharif Mohammadi, the police commander for the airport in Herat city, says the attack on Thursday morning targeted five policewomen riding in a police vehicle on their way to their jobs at the airport.

Mohammadi says the bomb was detonated by remote control.

He says the explosion also wounded 10 people — the other four female police officers riding in the police vehicle, its driver and five civilians who were near the blast.