(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Five NATO troops were killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.
The troops, members of the International Security Assistance Force, were killed by an improvised explosive device, according to a statement released by ISAF. NATO officials would not confirm the location of the explosion or the nationality of the troops who were killed.
Many of the troops in southern Afghanistan are British or American.
According to BBC News, the deaths bring to total number of coalition troops killed in 2013 to 47, including 37 Americans.
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