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Bomb kills three Isaf peacekeepers in Afghanistan

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A bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan has killed three members of the international peacekeeping contingent, the Nato-led force said.

As is normal practice, no further details about the attack or the nationality of the service members killed were immediately provided.

A total of 142 coalition members have died in Afghanistan so far this year.

Militants commonly plant bombs along roads used by security forces and civilians are often injured or killed.

A recent report by the UN mission in the country said improvised explosive devices such as the one used in this attack were being used more widely in the country.