Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wire: 4 US Marines Killed in Afghanistan

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2009 -- Newswire services today reported that four U.S. Marines were killed Thursday when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle in western Afghanistan, driving up Western military deaths at a pace that would make August one of the deadliest months of the war.

The Associated Press reported that at least 15 Western troops have been killed in Afghanistan in August. Attacks killed at least 44 U.S service members and 31 from other international military forces in July, according to military reports.

NATO declined to say exactly where the Marines were killed or immediately release other details of the attack.

This is a developing story.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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