Ten servicemen with the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) for Afghanistan were killed in separate incidents yesterday, the alliance said.
Two foreign civilians working for an American security company were also killed in a Taliban suicide raid on a training camp in Kandahar, officials said.
Five service members died in an explosion caused by an improvised explosive device in eastern Afghanistan. Two died in another IED blast and one died in a bomb attack in the south. Two servicemen were killed by small arms fire in the south and east.