Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wire: 1 US, 2 International Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that bombs have killed three troops in Afghanistan, including one American, military officials said Saturday.

The U.S. servicemember died Saturday of wounds suffered in a bombing in southern Afghanistan, NATO and U.S. officials said.

Two international soldiers were killed Friday in a bombing in the east, NATO said without specifying their nationalities.

The Associated Press reported Saturday the spokesman for the provincial government in Wardak province, Shahidullah Shahid, said Afghan and international forces killed nine Taliban in a firefight there the day before.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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