Aug. 2 (UPI) — Two U.S. service members died Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked a NATO convoy near Kandahar, Afghanistan, military officials said.
Afghan police said the bomber hit the convoy of international troops south of the city.
“Resolute Support can confirm that a NATO convoy was attacked this afternoon in Kandahar,” a statement read. “The attack did cause casualties.”
A security source told Khaama Press the suicide bomber approached the convoy in a vehicle and detonated just after the troops left a military camp in Shor Andam, just south of Kandahar city.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
As of May 2017, there were 13,576 foreign troops in Afghanistan as part of NATO’s Resolute Support, 6,941 of which are American. The mission of the operation is to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces.