The Pentagon announced Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 that five Army National Guard units have been alerted that they are going to serve in the wars in the Middle East. The units include around 8,000 troops going to the Iraq war and 7,000 to Afghanistan. (CBS/AP)
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — Two service members with the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan were killed after being struck by a roadside bomb, military officials said Friday.
One was identified as a U.S. service member. The other victim’s nationality was not released.
The U.S. service member died Thursday when his patrol was struck in southern Afghanistan, said the International Security Assistance Force, known as ISAF. No other details were immediately available.
“He gave his life to bring much needed security and stability to Afghanistan, and in this crucial role, he contributed splendidly,” said Brig. Gen. Eric Tremblay, ISAF spokesman. “We will not forget his immense sacrifice.”
The other victim also died in fighting in southern Afghanistan, Tremblay said.