(Attached Photo) - Comrades of fallen Canadian Sgt. Martin Goudreault carry his casket onto a plane during a ramp ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, in Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The latest death brings the number of Canadian military personnel who have died since the Afghan mission began in 2002 to 147. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
10:40 p.m. ET, 4/7/10
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two more American troops were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the military said, extending a spike of bloodshed into a second day and pushing the NATO losses in the country to 23 in just over a week.
The latest deaths came as insurgents step up bombings and other attacks ahead of a major NATO operation in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar that Washington hopes will turn the tide of the nearly 9-year-old war.
Monday was the bloodiest day this year for international forces in Afghanistan, when seven A
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