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US service member killed in Afghanistan

KABUL (AP) - The U.S. military says an American service member has died in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, making August the deadliest month of the eight-year war for U.S. forces.

NATO forces say the service member's vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Friday. A U.S. forces spokeswoman confirmed the nationality but did not provide further details.

The death brings to 45 the number of U.S. troops who have died in Afghanistan this month, meaning August has surpassed July as the deadliest of the conflict.

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