A dynamite explosion caused the deaths of six U.S. soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the turbulent southern Afghan province of Wardak, the Taliban reported today.
The information was confirmed by the command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), who leads the ISAF.
NATO spokesman, General Gunter Katz, confirmed the nationality of the dead and said he could not provide other details about the incident because an investigation is in progress.
According to the Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, six U.S. soldiers were killed on Sunday night when their armored vehicle detonated a roadside bomb in Jalred district, south of Kabul.
The police chief of Wardak province, Gen. Abdul Qayum Baqizoi reported that after the explosion, air support was requested from the U.S., whose fighter jets saturated the area with rockets.
He also reported that in the same region, a court prosecutor was gunned down while driving to work.
Since January the death toll for occupation troops in Afghanistan is 235, of which 171 are American soldiers, statistics published at the icasualties.org website.