The attack took place at around 6 pm local time (2:30 pm Italian time) against the "ICE" FOB (Forward Operative Base) in Gulistan, in the South-Eastern sector under Italian jurisdiction assigned to the South-East Task Force, and specifically to the 1st Regiment of the Bersaglieri.
The news was reported by the Defence Chief of Staff.
The injured troops were immediately rescued and airlifted by helicopter to the Coalition's closest makeshift military hospital.
The soldiers' families are being updated on the attack
ISAF following a statement on Saturday announced, a NATO service member was killed following insurgents attack in western Afghanistan today.
The statement did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident and nationality of the deceased soldier.