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Afghan war kills 3 more US soldiers

27 August 2010 9:34

NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has announced that three US soldiers have been killed in separate bomb attacks in eastern and southern Afghanistan.

ISAF said in a Friday press release that two service members died as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strikes in eastern Afghanistan. The alliance however did not announce the names of the victims.

Another American trooper lost his life when fell prey to a bomb explosion in the southern part of the war-battered country.

Roadside bombs are by far the most lethal weapon Taliban militants use against foreign troops, Afghan forces as well as civilians.

The latest deaths bring to 35 the number of fatalities among American soldiers in war-ravaged Afghanistan this month. July, nonetheless, remains the worst month for American military casualties with a death toll of 65. A total of 302 American soldiers have been killed in the Afghan war so far this year.

The US army has lost 1, 246 soldiers since October 2001 when Washington unleashed the US-led invasion of Afghanistan to overthrow Taliban militants. Thousands of civilians have died and many others sustained injuries in US-led operations in Afghanistan.

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