Four US, eight Afghan troops killed in Afghanistan after attacks

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

International security forces in Afghanistan stated today that recent attacks in the country's south and east have killed four US and eight Afghan soldiers.

A NATO statement said that a bomb killed one US soldier in eastern Afghanistan today; yesterday, three US troops died in gun and bomb attacks in the southern part of the country.

"Four ISAF [International Security Force] service members died in the last 24 hours in Afghanistan," read the statement.

Afghan officials say a roadside bomb in Helmand province killed three Afghan soldiers and wounded another two others on Sunday. Earlier in the day, a border security commander said a roadside bomb in Kandahar province killed five Afghan soldiers.

The number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan in 2009 has now risen to 481 with these deaths; this according to a tally by the Agence France-Presse news agency.