Friday, September 25, 2009

Five US troops killed in AfghanistanThree die in roadside bombing in deadliest year for international forces since invasion

Haroon Siddique and agencies, Friday 25 September 2009

"......Three troops died in a roadside bombing, one was shot by insurgents and another died in an attack while on patrol. All five died yesterday.

Roadside bombs now account for most US and Nato casualties in what has been the deadliest year for international forces since the 2003 US-led invasion. They have been especially deadly in the south, which is largely controlled by the Taliban. In July, the number of incidents involving improvised explosive devices was 828, the highest level of the war and more than twice as many as in July 2008......"

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