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NATO: 3 service members killed in Afghanistan
NATO: 3 international service members killed in blast in eastern Afghanistan
By The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ' NATO forces say three international service members have been killed in a bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan.

The international military coalition says in a statement that the explosion occurred Monday but does not provide further information. NATO typically waits for national authorities to announce the details of deaths.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ' U.S. Gen. John Allen has taken over command of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan from Gen. David Petraeus.

Allen says he plans to "maintain the momentum" of the international military campaign. He also says that he expects "tough days" ahead.

Allen was promoted to a four-star general shortly before the handover ceremony Monday morning in the Afghan capital.

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