On August 5, the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic announced that three service members of the Czech military were killed in an attack of the Taliban in the central province of Parwan. The Czech service members were a part of the NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.
In an official statement, Resolute Support Mission expressed its condolences to the families of the dead service members and revealed that a U.S. service member and two soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) were injured in the same attack.
Three Resolute Support service members killed on a patrol, August 5, in eastern #Afghanistan. Additionally, two Afghan National Army soldiers injured and @USFOR_A confirms one American service member injured. Our thoughts are w/ family and friends of those fallen and injured. pic.twitter.com/f2O0lTASFH
— Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport) August 5, 2018
A day earlier, the Taliban claimed that its fighters killed nine U.S. service members and injured two others in two separate attacks in Parwan.
While the Afghan group claimed that its fighters attacked two vehicles of the NATO with IEDs, Afghan sources said that the deadly attack was carried out by a suicide bomber of the Taliban.
This was the deadliest attack on NATO forces in Afghanistan since the beginning of this year. Last month, the Taliban killed two service members of the U.S. Army, Sergeant First Class Christopher Andrew Celiz and Corporal Joseph Maciel.