Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wire: 2 US Servicemembers Killed in Afghanistan

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that NATO says two U.S. servicemembers have been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan.

According to an Associated Press report, Lt. Col. Todd Vician says the two were killed by a bomb explosion in Zabul province late Thursday morning. He did not have any further details, AP said.

AP noted that Jilani Farahe, deputy chief of police for the province, said a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives near the gate of a NATO base. He said no civilians had been hurt in the blast.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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