Seven American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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The Independent Online

Seven American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan in separate incidents yesterday, the US military has confirmed. Five were killed by one improvised explosive device and the other two soldiers were killed by a second IED.

Nato released no details of the attacks except that they occurred in the south, where the bulk of the fighting is taking place, and that five were killed in a single blast.

According to reports, witnesses said the five died when a bomb struck a Humvee on a main road on the outskirts of Kandahar. The attackers apparently targeted the Humvee because it was not as heavily armoured as other vehicles in the convoy.

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