The U.S. military in Afghanistan says a U.S. Marine and an American solider were killed in separate insurgent attacks Monday.

The military says the marine was killed when suspected Taleban insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and mortars at a U.S. base near the eastern city of Asadabad.

The military says the solider was killed when his unit came under similar attack near the southern city of Kandahar.

The attacks occured just a week after Afghanistan held landmark general elections. The election took place without any major violence despite Taleban threats to disrupt the vote.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.