Three Czech NATO soldiers were killed and one U.S. service member was injured Sunday morning during a suicide attack in Afghanistan, according to multiple reports.
The Czech military has confirmed that the three killed were its service members.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš took to Twitter to remember the fallen soldiers as “heroes,” per the BBC. “Their sacrifice will endure in both our hearts and history, and further strengthen our resolve,” U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander, added in a written statement.
Local officials said the blast happened in the Khalazai area of Charikar, capital of Parwan province.
Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the Parwan provincial governor, said the suicide bomber targeted foreign forces who were on a routine foot patrol.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack as militants are fighting for the restoration of strict Islamic law, a spokesman told Reuters.