Friday, October 2, 2009

Wire: Suicide Bomber Kills 2 US Servicemembers In Afghanistan

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2009 -- Newswire services this afternoon reported that a suicide bomber struck a convoy of U.S. forces in southern Afghanistan on Friday, killing two U.S. servicemembers, a press officer for U.S. and NATO-led troops said.

Captain Elizabeth Mathias gave no further details of the attack.

The Reuters news service reported that a suicide bomber killed one American servicemember in a similar attack on a convoy on Wednesday in Khost province in the southeast.

The Associated Press reported that an American servicemember died when Taliban militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at a patrol late Thursday in eastern Afghanistan.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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