A roadside bombing killed two U.S. service members in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday pushing the death toll among American troops so far this month to 30.
June is shaping up to be one of the deadliest months for U.S. troops in the nearly 9-year-old Afghan war, as insurgents have stepped up attacks in response to a NATO push into Taliban strongholds.
Wednesdays attack occurred in the Baghi Shirkat area about 19 miles west of Kunduz city. The troops were in a vehicle that hit a roadside bomb.
U.S. and Afghan forces conducted an operation early Wednesday in Baghi Shirkat in which 12 militants were killed, including two local Taliban commanders.