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NATO: 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

KABUL (AP) - The U.S. military says two U.S. service members have been killed in separate bombings in southern Afghanistan.

The two deaths Monday bring the number of American service members killed in Afghanistan in August to 47. That's the highest monthly death toll for the U.S. since the conflict began in 2001.

Also Monday, an Afghan man said that Taliban militants cut off his nose and both ears as he tried to vote in the August presidential elections.

Lal Mohammad said he was on his way to the polls Aug. 20 in central Afghanistan when the Taliban found his voter identification card. He said they mutilated him and beat him unconscious. He spoke to reporters in a Kabul hospital.

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