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10 NATO Soldiers Including (7 Americans) Die in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents killed 10 NATO soldiers on Monday, seven of them Americans, military officials said. It was the worst single day for the foreign forces operating in Afghanistan in the past seven months.

The deaths came in five separate attacks in the south and east of the country, according to statements from the International Security Assistance Force, as the NATO force in Afghanistan is known.

In addition, a civilian American security guard was killed Monday, along with another guard whose nationality was not immediately clear, in a suicide attack on the police training center in the southern city of Kandahar.

Five of the American soldiers were killed by a homemade bomb, known as a improvised explosive device or I.E.D., in eastern Afghanistan, a spokesman for the American military, Lt. Col. Joseph T. Breasseale, confirmed. Two other American soldiers were killed by an I.E.D. in southern Afghanistan, he said.

In addition, statements released by ISAF said two NATO soldiers were killed in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan, one by small arms fire and another by an I.E.D., while a third NATO soldier was killed in eastern Afghanistan by small arms fire. In keeping with its standard practice, ISAF did not immediately disclose the nationalities of those soldiers, but they were not American. All names were withheld pending notification of next of kin.

In the attack on the Kandahar police training center Monday, three suicide bombers struck the gate of the center, one driving a car bomb and the other two apparently with explosive vests, according to a statement by the Afghan Ministry of Interior. The only damage they did was to the outer wall of the center’s compound, the statement said.

A subsequent statement from the American embassy said two civilians had been killed in that an attack, one of them an American citizen. News reports said the two victims were both employees of an American security company guarding the facility.

The day before, on Sunday, five NATO soldiers lost their lives, including three who were killed in a vehicle accident, one who was killed by an I.E.D. in southern Afghanistan, and another who was killed by an “insurgent attack” in eastern Afghanistan, according to statements from ISAF.

The previous worst day for NATO troops was last Oct. 26, when 11 Americans died, according to icasualties.org, an independent group that tracks soldier deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq. Those deaths were all from helicopter crashes. On that day, seven U.S. Army soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in northern Afghanistan and four Marines were killed when two helicopters crashed into one another in Helmand Province in the south.

Through June 6, a total of 1,812 NATO soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the American-led invasion that ousted the Taliban from power in 2001, 1,020 of them Americans, according to icasualties.org’s figures. This year, NATO has lost 245 soldiers in Afghanistan, 153 of them Americans, as of June 6. In Iraq, 150 American soldiers died in 2009, and 32 so far this year.

Source:- http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/08/world/asia/08kabul.html


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Added: Jun-7-2010 Occurred On: Jun-7-2010
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  • blood on foreign soil, money in big American arms companies.

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  • RIP.

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  • Everybody knows this Afghan war is lost. How long does it take NATO, the combined forces of the Western world, to defeat a bunch of rag-tag gurillas with rusty AKs?

    After 9 years, all the Afghans got is a puppet leader who steals election after election to stay in power. Afghans want the foreign occupiers to leave and take they're little puppet leader with them.

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  • What a waste of young Americans . So sad for their families . Please bring the troops home and guard our borders .

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  • godspeed boys///and desertfox you are right...but you are only right if we begin a strategy that prepares for all out bombing of (nukes included) any country!! (in this case islamic countries) and put the people in washington that have the mettle to wage this policy! this islamic VS west is coming kid...who are we? is the only unknown.

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    • Nuke this nuke that. That's going to solve everything right? Wipe 1 billion people off the planet because of a right-wing radical fringe element in Islam. Never going to happen. Your talking about nuking a large protion of the planet, from Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Pacific (from Morrocco to Indonesia).

      That's why you'll never be a leader of anything. You're not to bright. When I hear right-wingers talking about nuking their enemies, it just reveals how bankrupt conservatism has More..

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    • i'm a little confused kid...never a leader of anything? i was a platoon leader in the army for quite some time and had no complaints (no complaints in the army being pretty rare) then i started a business in Mass. that ran 20 years with me as boss and finaly sold it so i could golf better and catch more lobsters than time allowed.
      we have an appointment down the road with islam...and i am not anything but a failed catholic..kinda buddhist...a little tree worship-y...pe pa po. ...this is not More..

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  • primitive? i could of sworn we perfected algebra the numbers on the kebord u type are arabic digits i hope u didnt think u was looking at latin numbers on ur bank statement or on ur watch ur native language is dead and ur number system was to primative so u adopted our system 1400 years later ur still using it this is a well documented fact islame helped europ exit the darkages we wanted to share our tech and books and help ur ppl maybey that was our mistake..coz ur ppl try at any cost to stop u More..

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    • billyman...i think you are confusing those once great persians and some of the arabic lesser kingdoms who practised mostly ZOROASTRIANISM. the dumbing down of the rich accomplished peoples of north africa and the middle east began with the birth of mohamed-ism (islam). the lights went out and darkness, poverty, and fanaticism swept along wherever the knights of islam rode. to this day the islamic world invents nothing....they busy themselves with the reinvention of hate, and thats it. sad really More..

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    • its called the islamic golden age for a reason coz everything thay invented was after muhammed [pbuh] started the faith theres lots of documentarys u can watch on you tube just type islam and science the light went out after the mongol invaisan and yes sume great persians did make there mark on history but guess what thay was [muslim persian]...you might wanna see dubai and the gulf states thay have developed beyond anything in the west or the rest of the world so i dont know what poverty ur tal More..

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    • @lebenskuntzler its called the islamic golden age you stupid white inbred fuck.

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  • Well, all the same bs was said about Iraq, and that was able to stablize...if you include the occasional car bomb et al.

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    • occasional? do you read the news? check icasualties.org, even though the US left most combat operations to the ISF, bombings and attacks happen daily, thousands of people are dying every months because the war very much continues across the country. US casualties went down dramatically because of the withdrawal from cities, so the media says the 'war is won' in iraq. depends what you call a win i guess...

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  • RIP to the fallen. Condolences to their families.

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  • i look forward to the appointment 6 times we had this meeting before 6 times you ppl lost crusades ring a bell read afgans history see ur english desendents and ur white skined russky friends shared the same outcome. ur future will be the same as thers. the sword has changed but we have allways beat u at the game history confirms this. soon we will be at ur door we all ready out breed u in ur own country hope ur ready to wash the carpark for us at the mosq we will build and are building already More..

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    • hey billy man...you make my point for me...i give you more respect than i give these western coward pukes that post this nauseating peace and love shit. you have done well against the west....not against me particlarly...but throughout history. our freedoms and highmindedness produces pukes and cowards that you instill fear in.....in fact they are all over LL. that battle down the road will be a close one...mostly because while we are stomping all over your primitive asses...we will have to busy More..

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  • plus a few for the taliban

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  • President Bush's "crusade against the Taliban of Afghanistan has more to do with control of the immense oil and gas resources of the Caspian Basin than it does with "rooting out terrorism.

    Once again an American president from the Bush family is leading Americans down an oil-rich Middle Eastern warpath against "enemies of freedom and democracy.

    President George W. Bush, whose family is well connected to oil and energy companies, has called for an international crusade More..

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  • Won't be long before some kid gets on here and says ...oh yea will we got a thousand of them that day, so there!...like this war is some kind of game where scores are kept.

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