Five U.S. troops killed by IED attack in Afghanistan
By Kiko Itasaka and Matthew DeLuca, NBC News
Five United States troops were killed Saturday by an attack involving an improvised explosive device, the NATO-led security force in the country said.
The troops were in southern Afghanistan when they were attacked, the International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
Nineteen American personnel have died over the past week, including a series of air crashes and the bombing on Saturday. Seven people died when a U.S. civilian cargo plain crashed and exploded shortly after takeoff from Bagram Airfield outside Kabul earlier in the week.
Kandahar governor's spokesperson Jawed Faizel says there was a large roadside bomb that exploded on Saturday, killing the five U.S. soldiers.
The Taliban did not immediately claim responsibility for this incident.