Dec 13, 2014 2:59 AM
Official: Afghan insurgents kill 2 US troops
The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) An international military official has told The Associated Press that an insurgent attack on a convoy in eastern Afghanistan has killed two U.S. troops.
The official says the attack happened by the Bagram air base in Parwan province near the capital, Kabul, late Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as the information wasn't authorized for release.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement that two service members "have died as a result of an enemy forces attack in eastern Afghanistan." NATO does not identify the nationalities of the dead, relying instead on their home countries.
The deaths bring to 65 the total number of international troops killed in Afghanistan this year, 50 of them Americans. The latest casualties are the first for this month, ahead of the drawdown of most international troops on Dec. 31.