June 7th, 2010
02:06 PM ET

10 killed in Afghanistan, training center attacked

Update: Seven of the 10 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan on Monday were
Americans, an International Security Assistance Force spokesman said.

Violence erupted in southern Afghanistan on Monday, with three NATO-led troops slain in combat and two people killed in a strike on a police training center, officials said. Across Afghanistan a total of 10 troops, including seven Americans, were killed Monday, making it one of the deadliest
days for coalition forces, officials added.

Two service members died after a roadside bombing attack and another was killed in small arms fire, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said an American citizen and another person died in an attack on a police training center in Kandahar.

"Our sympathies go out to those who lost loved ones in this callous attack. The United States will continue to stand with our Afghan partners to fight terrorism and help the Afghan government provide security, safety and prosperity to its people," it said.

The Afghan Interior Ministry said three suicide attackers who assaulted the center were killed. One driving a Toyota Corolla struck the police training center tower and two suicide attackers who attempted to enter the center detonated themselves at the facility's gate.

In eastern Afghanistan Monday, an improvised explosive device killed five NATO troops, according to an International Security Assistance Force news release.

In a separate operation, a service member was killed by small arms fire in eastern Afghanistan, and another was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

An ISAF spokesman said seven of the 10 slain NATO troops were Americans.

Filed under: Afghan security forces • Daily Developments • NATO • Troops
soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. dee

    Afghan will just return to training terrorists as soon as we leave (if that ever happens). My prayers go out to all the soldiers and their families. Bring the troops home!!!!!

    June 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jo

    Why isn't this a major headline? Why is it buried down the list?

    June 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JasonA

    Thank you George Bush and Dick Cheney. You are both war criminals.

    June 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kevin

    obama learned very quickly..the president does not run this country..its the corperated war lords we have amongst us..

    June 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kevin

    another point is that more countries should be invovled in afghan if its that important...why isnt there worldwide support with troops and actions..??

    June 7, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • A.E.

      Do you not understand that NATO is in charge of the mission there? It is an international coalition in Afghanistan. However, I do think that the other countries invovled should be doing more to assist the mission. I also think that more Muslim countries should be doing something about this if they want to defend their religion.

      June 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tariq

        Are you kidding? Muslim countries and masses are against this war. They never wanted USA to be there, then why in the world they will provide their army? Plus their armies are to fight against their own people. They are not to fight any army.

        June 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. frank

    Wanda and Robert I disagree. What you guys want is what got us into this mess in the first place. These people do not want to run their countries they want to organize terrorism. If we do what the two of you want then prepare for this to happen in the U.S. Reports have been made that the U.S. has been receiving more frequent and numerous plots of terrorism at home than ever before. If we lay off them then that gives them the ability to "organize" or settle in somewhere.

    June 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kevin

    war wont end until american citizens take to the streets and protest..the gov didnt listen bout vietnam until there was widespread protest....the gov runs wars as a business venture for politicians and big corperations...american cannot be the saviour of the worlds population with so many different cultures..ya think the gov would have learned by now...

    June 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • rally2xs

      There were severe protests during Viet Nam even when Johnson, a democrat, was in office. This is different. The protesters today are not sincere, and only wish to have a political tool to injure republican administrations with. This is obvious since the protesters disappeared as soon as the administration became democratic. So don't hold your breath about leaving any time soon.

      June 7, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. frank

    Robert the fighting we are doing is not about who's country it is, it is about who's world is it. Ours or terrorists. These countries have alot of corruption and have for years. We are trying to bring stability to those who have been harmed by corruption and inablity to defend against terrorism. These countries had no choice of how to live their life and we are trying to bring that option to them. This will be a long war. The world has had a blind eye to terrorism and something needed to be done. Others will hopefully join in because terrorism doesn't seem to be going away. Imagine if we didn't try to fight crime. It's the same principle but eventually others must join in because they don't think it's a problem until it happens close to their home.

    June 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • gcodi

      what happens when you find out mossad was behind 911 30 years from now will you attack is israel ?your logic baffles me

      June 8, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Military Mom

    As a Mother of three soldiers my thoughts and prayers are wth the families. Please continue to lift our military in prayer until the last one comes home.

    June 7, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • connie

      asa military mom here in missouri i stand behind you in prayer for all or boys over there

      June 8, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |