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2 NATO service members killed in south Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO says two service members have been killed in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan today.

One was killed in an insurgent attack and the other by a roadside bomb. NATO didn't give their nationalities.

Two Taliban commanders were also reported killed in separate incidents.

Violence in southern Afghanistan has risen in recent months as NATO and Afghan forces try to seize control of the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.

It has been the deadliest year for international forces in the nine-year Afghan conflict. At least 46 NATO service members have been killed so far this month, and more than 2,000 have died since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

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