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Afghanistan adds 4 more bodies to NATO count

Following the bloodiest month for foreign troops stationed in Afghanistan, foreign officials announce the death of four more US-led soldiers in the war-ravaged country.

Senior US military officials in Kabul confirmed that three American troops were killed on Saturday when a roadside explosion ripped through an army convoy in the troubled southern Kandahar Province.

More than two hundred foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year.

A Saturday statement by the French military confirms that a French soldier was also killed in deadly clashes with Taliban militants north of Kabul. Two other soldiers were wounded in the clashes.

Deaths among US-led NATO troops have also soared this year, particularly in the insurgency-hit southern and eastern provinces where deadly fighting is ongoing.

Seventy-four foreign troops — including 43 Americans — have so far been killed in militant attacks across Afghanistan during the five past weeks.

July was the deadliest month for international forces since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

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