Authors: Jeanette Torres
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Five servicemembers of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in southern Afghanistan Thursday.
According to the ISAF, the troops died after they were attacked by an improvised explosive device, or IED. A defense official says Americans were among the casualties.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, sending a text message to the media. They said two American Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, or MRAPs, were targeted in the Marja and Gereshk districts of Helmand province.
The servicemembers have not yet been identified.
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