KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Officials say three U.S. service members and two civilians have been killed by bombs in Afghanistan.
The deaths Tuesday - in eastern and western Afghanistan - were a reminder that the Afghan war continues to be violent far from the southern Taliban strongholds currently targeted by a U.S. troop surge. Recent months have been particularly deadly for both NATO forces and Afghan civilians.
NATO says two of the Americans were killed in a bombing in the east, while the third was killed in the west.
Including these deaths, 15 U.S. service members have been killed so far this month.
Meanwhile, a bomb hidden on a motorbike killed two Afghan street cleaners early Tuesday in eastern Ghazni province.
The bomb, which was remote-detonated, appeared to be targeting a police truck that was driving down the street.