KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — A roadside bomb killed four U.S. troops in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. said Friday.
Two service members were killed instantly in the blast Thursday and two others later died of their wounds, the U.S. said in a statement. No further details were released.
So far this month, 25 U.S. service members have died in Afghanistan, according to an Associated Press count.
"Unfortunately, Afghanistan remains a dangerous place. We do try to take all the precautions that we can and we are regularly readjusting our forces to better protect the civilian population here, and unfortunately that places our forces at risk," said U.S. military spokesman Army Col. Wayne Shanks.
Elsewhere, four Afghans, including at least two civilians, died Friday during a battle between militants and a U.S.-Afghan force in Ghazni province.