Six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan over two days

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Seal of the United States Army

Six United States soldiers have been killed in separate incidents in eastern and southern Afghanistan. Their deaths were announced by NATO's International Security Assistance Force. They said the troops died on Saturday and Sunday.

Three of the soldiers died while fighting insurgents in the eastern part of the country on Saturday. On the same day two more troops were killed by an improvised bomb. Another troop was also killed while fighting in the south.

NATO's statement did not disclose the nationalities of the soldiers. A military spokesman later added that all of the soldiers were U.S. nationals.

With the soldiers deaths the total of number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan this year has hit 471. The total number of foreign troops killed in the whole of 2009 was 521.