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Seven US troops, politician killed in Afghan attacks

AFP [1]
Sunday, August 29, 2010

KABUL — Seven US soldiers and an Afghan man running for the nation’s parliament have been killed in a wave of attacks this weekend in some of Afghanistan’s most volatile regions, authorities said Sunday.

About eight civilians and 15 militants were also killed in separate incidents linked to Taliban and counter-insurgency operations across the troubled nation on Saturday, the military alliance said.



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Three US soldiers were killed fighting insurgents in two separate battles in eastern parts of the country on Saturday, the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.

It was not known if they died in the same fighting in which the insurgents were killed.

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