| GEO World|
| Roadside bomb in Afghanistan kills three coalition troops|
| Updated at: 0737 PST, Thursday, October 23, 2008|
WASHINGTON: Three soldiers with US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan were killed, and a fourth wounded, when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the west of the country, the headquarters of US forces in Afghanistan said.
"Coalition personnel secured the scene, and the incident is under investigation," it said in a press release issued in Kabul and received in Washington, adding that "names and nationalities" were being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Some 60,000 international soldiers are deployed under NATO and a separate coalition led by the United States in Afghanistan to help defeat an insurgency waged by Taliban and other militants.