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2 U.S. troops, 2 Afghan policemen killed in fighting

A U.S. soldier from 3rd PlatoBulldog Troop 1st Squadr(Airborne) 91st US Cavalry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade CombTeam Logar Province Afghanistan

A U.S. soldier from 3rd Platoon, Bulldog Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st US Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, on Saturday. | Munir uz Zaman~AFP/GettyImages

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents on Saturday killed two American troops in eastern Afghanistan, an area that has seen heavy fighting in recent months, the U.S. military said.

No other information about the deaths was disclosed, pending notification of family members.

Two member of the U.S. special operations forces were killed by small-arms fire in Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, said U.S. military official speaking on condition of anonymity.

So far this year, 296 international troops, including at least 257 Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan.

In the south, an Afghan policeman was killed and another was wounded when a remote-controlled bomb planted on a motorbike was detonated in Sangin district of Helmand province, according to provincial spokesman Ahmad Zarak.

In neighboring Kandahar province, a roadside bomb killed another Afghan policeman in Kandahar city, provincial spokesman Ahmad Jawed Faisal said.



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