Blast in Afghan east kills 3 U.S. coalition troops

KABUL (Reuters) – A roadside bomb exploded in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killing three soldiers from the U.S.-led coalition forces and a local contractor working with them, the U.S. military said.

It gave no nationalities for the soldiers nor the province where the blast occurred. Most of the troops operating in eastern Afghanistan are from the United States.

Separately, U.S.-led coalition and Afghan forces killed 23 Taliban fighters in clashes and air strikes overnight in the south and east of the country.

(Reporting by Hamid Karzai; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani; Editing by Roger Crabb; + 93 799 335 284

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