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Three troops killed on Saturday in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • British soldier is killed in Helmand province
  • American service member dies in eastern Afghanistan
  • An IED attack killed another soldier in the south

(CNN) -- Three international service members in Afghanistan died in combat Saturday, the latest in a flurry of international troop deaths, the NATO-led command said.

The British Defense Ministry confirmed that a British soldier was killed in an explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province in the south. The other was an American who was killed in the eastern part of the country, NATO's International Security Assistance Force confirmed.

A third ISAF service member died after an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan, but his or her nationality was not released.

This summer, international military casualties have been high and deaths have occurred on an almost daily basis. June was the deadliest month of the war for coalition and U.S. soldiers. According to a CNN count, 60 Americans were among 102 coalition members who died last month in the war.

On Friday, two members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force -- one British and one American -- died after an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan.