1 French, 3 US troops killed in Afghanistan

By AP, JPOST.COM STAFF
August 1, 2009 17:25

Three US soldiers were killed Saturday when roadside bombs ripped through their patrol in southern Afghanistan, while a French soldier died in a gunbattle north of the capital, officials said. The US troops were killed in the southern Kandahar province, said Navy Chief Petty Officer Brian Naranjo. He gave no further details on the blasts, pending notification of the victims' families. Separately a French soldier was killed and two others were wounded during a clash with insurgents north of Kabul, the French military said in a statement.


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