Two US soldiers were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, on Saturday. The deaths are the first for US troops in 2020.
The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.
US military vehicles were patrolling close to Kandahar Airfield when one of the vehicles triggered the bomb, local media reported.
The identities of the soldiers were withheld pending notification of next of kin.