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Afghan clashes kill 3 US-led troops

US-led forces in Afghanistan say three soldiers, whose nationalities have not been disclosed, have been killed by bombs favored by the militants in the country.

The soldiers were killed on Tuesday in bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said in a statement on Wednesday.

The deaths bring to 339 the number of foreign troops to have been killed in Afghanistan in 2010, AFP news agency reports.

On Monday, four other foreign soldiers were killed in bomb attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan.

June was the bloodiest month for the US-led troops in Afghanistan since the beginning of invasion of the country in 2001, with a record 102 fatalities.

The US military has warned that fighting will intensify in the upcoming months, causing a further rise in the number of casualties.

Some 140,000 US and NATO troops are currently stationed in Afghanistan. A further 10,000 are expected to be deployed there in the coming weeks.

Nine years after the invasion of the country, the US and its Western allies have yet to bring stability to Afghanistan.

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