HERAT, Afghanistan, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Three Italian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Friday, bringing Italy's death toll to 44 since it joined the international force in 2004.
A fourth soldier was seriously injured in the incident, which involved Italian patrols in the western city of Herat, ANSA reported.
The last Italian solider to be killed in Afghanistan was Cpl. Maj. David Tobini, 28, who was shot in the head during a gunfight in Murghab Valley July 26.
The identities of Friday's victims were withheld pending notification of their families.