One American, two Estonian troops killed in Afghanistan

August 24, 2009 6:35:42 PM PDT
Three NATO troops, including an American soldier, are the latest to die in attacks in southern Afghanistan. The U.S. military says the American service member died in an insurgent attack yesterday, but it hasn't provided details. At least 37 American deaths have occurred this month. Estonian defense officials say two of their soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province.

Word of the deaths comes as NATO jets fired on targets near the airport in Kandahar, a major NATO base. Witnesses say half a dozen aircraft fired on targets to the southwest of the airport's main runway.