Insurgents and security forces in Afghanistan have cranked up their fight in recent days, with militants ambushing coalition and government targets and an air assault pounding enemy fighters, coalition authorities said on Tuesday.
Five American service members were killed Tuesday in Afghanistan - four of them in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said.
The NATO-led force did not release additional details about the roadside attack or where it took place.
A fifth U.S. service member died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, ISAF said.
In addition, three Afghan supreme court personnel were killed and 12 were wounded in a terrorist attack in the Mosahi district in Kabul province on Tuesday, Afghanistan's Ministry of the Interior said in a written statement.