Three NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

June 21, 2014 - 8:47:43 am

KABUL: A Taliban attack killed three NATO soldiers and a military dog in southern Afghanistan, officials said, in the latest sign of the insurgents' capability as the coalition winds down operations.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) will end its combat mission later this year, leaving the Afghan police and army to take on full responsibility for battling the resilient Taliban insurgency.

"Three ISAF service members and one ISAF canine died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today," the NATO force said in a statement.

The attack occurred in the volatile Nad Ali district of Helmand province, according to Afghan officials. (QNA)