Three New Zealand soldiers serving with the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Bamyan have been killed in Afghanistan.
Their deaths come just two weeks after two other New Zealand soldiers, Lance Corporals Rory Malone and Pralli Durrer were killed in a fierce gun battle.
The Defence Force says the last vehicle in a convoy travelling north west of Do Abe on the road to Romero was hit by an improvised explosive device about 9.20am (Afghanistan time).
The remaining personnel in the patrol secured the location and awaited additional support.
The Defence Force says next of kin has been informed and the families are being supported.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement, AP reported.
Rest In Peace.
Meanwhile the Army needs to hunt down the Taliban and put some of them in the ground.