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Three service members killed in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • A roadside bomb kills two soldiers in the eastern part of the country
  • A third one dies in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan

(CNN) -- Three NATO service members died Friday after bombings in various parts of Afghanistan.

In one attack, two service members were killed by a roadside bomb in the eastern part of the country, the International Security Assistance Force said.

A third one died in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan.

The NATO force defers identification of casualties to respective national authorities.

The international alliance was formed under a U.N. mandate to bolster a secure environment and support the reconstruction of Afghanistan.

NATO took command in 2003. It comprises troops from more than 40 countries, according to the organization.