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Afghan blast kills 3 coalition troops

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  • The troops were on a foot patrol when the incident occurred, officials say
  • The nationalities of the troops so far not released
  • Southern Afghanistan is the center of the Taliban-led insurgency
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(CNN) -- Three coalition service members were killed on Thursday in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led coalition said.

The troops were on a foot patrol when the incident occurred, the coalition said.

The nationalities of the troops were being held until next-of-kin were contacted.

Southern Afghanistan is the center of the Taliban-led insurgency.

More than 3,200 people have died in violence countrywide so far this year, according to an Associated Press tally of figures provided by Afghan and Western officials.

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