August 27, 2014
KABUL (AP) - The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says attacks have
killed two U.S. troops, keeping August on track to be the deadliest month of the war for the U.S. military.
NATO says one American died Wednesday after an improvised explosive device detonated in southern Afghanistan. A second service member was killed in an attack in the east. No other information was released.
The two deaths bring to 43 the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this month. July was the deadliest month of the nearly
eight-year war - 45 U.S. troops died. But with five days left in August, this month could again set a new record.
The Taliban insurgency is more violent than ever. A record number of U.S. troops are now in the country - more than 60,000 - one of the reasons death tolls have climbed.
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