Saturday, July 24, 2010

Five US troops killed in Afghanistan

(Cartoon by Carlos Latuff)

Press TV

"Two separate bomb attacks have killed at least five US soldiers in Afghanistan as the foreign death toll there nears two thousand.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Saturday that the Americans were killed by a Taliban-style improvised explosive device in the south of the the war-torn country.....

AFP quoted an ISAF spokeswoman as confirming that the dead troops are American. The US-led alliance did not provide further details of the incident.

The death toll of US-led troops in Afghanistan jumped closer to the 2,000 mark since the beginning of US-led invasion in 2001. According to an AFP tally, 1,205 of the dead soldiers are Americans.

Around 400 foreign soldiers have been killed in combat in the first half of 2010, making this year the deadliest so far for US-led forces in Afghanistan......"

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