service members — including one American — were killed in action
Monday, the deadliest day for the international force in more than two
Combat deaths are still running at higher levels than in
recent years even through the traditional winter fighting lull and
despite talk of peace overtures to the Taliban and their allies.
The American service member, who was not identified, died in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan, the NATO
Two other soldiers, whose nationalities were not released, were killed in a firefight in the south, the main theater of the war.