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6 US troops killed in Afghanistan bomb attacks

KABUL (AP) - The U.S. military says two roadside bombs have
killed six American troops in Afghanistan today.
A military spokesman says four soldiers died when their vehicles
struck a roadside bomb in Kunduz province in the north. They were
in the area to train Afghan forces.
In the south, another explosion killed two more American troops.
The military is not providing details of the exact location of that
blast.
Meanwhile, a suicide bomber attacked the gate of the main NATO
base in southern Afghanistan. Two civilians were killed and 14
others wounded included two Afghan soldiers in the blast at the
gates of Kandahar Airfield.
The attacks come as thousands of U.S. Marines continue a major
offensive against the Taliban offensive in Helmand province. The
area is considered a militant stronghold and hub of the vast Afghan
drugs trade.


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