Two US service members killed in Afghanistan

NATO has confirmed that two US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, bringing the death toll to three this month in two separate incidents. At least 11 Americans have died in Afghanistan this year.

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission made the announcement on Monday, providing no further details on the circumstances in which the servicemen perished. Their identities were not disclosed, in accordance with the US military rules that require informing the next of kin first.

The US military had suffered another casualty on July 13, in an attack that was claimed by the Taliban. So far, the main adversary of the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan has been silent about the new US casualties.