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3 US-led troops killed in S Afghanistan

Three more US-led soldiers have been killed in Blasts in southern Afghanistan, bringing the number of foreign troops killed in the war-torn country to over 130 in 2011.

Earlier on Saturday five US-led forces were also killed in an attack on an Afghan army base in eastern Afghanistan.

In a Saturday statement, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed the number of casualties caused by the attack in eastern Afghanistan, Xinhua news agency reported.

Over 1,400 American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the Asian country began in 2001, according to a recent report by the Associated Press.

In 2010, As many as 711 foreign troops lost their lives in Afghanistan — an average of two a day — which is by far greater than the previous record annual toll of 521, marked in 2009.

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