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2 US, 1 British troops killed in Afghanistan

Two US and one British soldiers serving under ISAF command have been killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan, according to an official statement.

An American soldier died of wounds sustained after an improvised-explosive device (IED) exploded in southern Afghanistan while another died–also in the south– as a result of wounds suffered during an insurgent attack, ISAF said in a statement on Sunday.

The statement added a British soldier was also killed in the restive region after a roadside bomb hit his vehicle.

The death brings to 218 the number of British troops who have died since the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001.

American forces in Afghanistan lost 77 troops in August, setting a new monthly record since the occupation began.

This year has been the deadliest for foreign troops in Afghanistan since US forces ousted the Taliban from Kabul following the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

The developments come more than eight years after US-led coalitions forces invaded the country under the pretext of destroying the militancy and arresting insurgent leaders.

No main militant leaders have so far been arrested or killed during the invasion.

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