Roadside bombs in Afghanistan have killed at least three American soldiers Saturday in a spate of violence across the country.
More than forty civilians, police and militants have been killed since Friday night. The toll adds to what is already the deadliest year of the war.
In the largest civilian incident, the Interior Ministry said a roadside bomb killed 14 civilians in the southern province of Uruzgan.
Officials say at least eight more people, including children, were killed by two roadside bombs in Khost and Kandahar, in the south and east, respectively.
The latest attacks show the increasing reach of the Taliban, who have recently staged attacks across the country.