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2 U.S. military personnel killed in Afghanistan

October 6, 2012 |  3:02 pm

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two U.S. military personnel died in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the U.S. military said in a statement.  

No further information was available about the deaths.  The total number of U.S. troops who have died in Afghanistan since American forces entered the country in 2001 is 2,134, according to the website, which tracks military deaths.    

On Monday, three U.S. soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber in the eastern Afghanistan city of Khowst that left at least 20 people dead, Afghan authorities said, and a U.S. soldier died Tuesday in a  bomb blast  in southern Afghanistan. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization declined to reveal the nationalities of the military personnel killed in Monday's attack.


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