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2 US-led troops killed in Afghanistan

At least two US-led soldiers have been killed in separate attacks across Afghanistan amid the escalation of violence in the country.

The soldiers were killed in eastern and northern Afghanistan on Saturday, according to a statement released by the Polish Defense Ministry.

In first incident, the statement said, one of its troopers was slain in a bomb attack in Ghazni province. Two other Polish soldiers were wounded in the fatal incident, it added.

Since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, seventeen Polish soldiers have lost their lives in the country.

In another incident, a US-led service member died in northern Afghanistan. The Western alliance has not released the soldier’s nationality or the exact location of the incident.

The deaths marked the 28th casualty for US-led troops in Afghanistan over the past few days.

At least 260 US-led troops have been killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

NATO currently has about 130,000 soldiers in the war-torn country. The US has plans to deploy 30,000 extra troops by August.

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