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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:56 PM

4 NATO soldiers killed in blasts in Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua

KABUL, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Four NATO soldiers were killed in separate bomb blasts in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the military alliance confirmed in separate statements issued here.

"An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan today," the NATO-led ISAF said in a statement.

Earlier Wednesday, the NATO confirmed losing two service members in an IED explosion in eastern Afghanistan. "A local Afghan interpreter, contracted by ISAF, also died following the IED attack." in eastern part of the country, the ISAF statement said.

Another ISAF soldier was killed in similar incident also in restive southern Afghanistan.

Read more: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-08/02/c_123510795.htm

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:44 AM

1. Ho-hum, Afghanistan is so last decade.

What when we've got Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Uganda, and now, Syria.

The imperial war machine is busy, busy, busy.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:53 AM

2. Totally pointless deaths related to a war nobody cares about anymore.

Except the families of the dead and wounded.

Those that sent them there are asleep with full bellies, troubled only by the indigestion from questionable shrimp in the Coquilles St. Jacques.

And so it goes.

PB

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:57 AM

3. 2 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan (August 2nd)

(CBS/AP) KABUL, Afghanistan - Two NATO service members were killed Thursday in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, the international military coalition said. NATO did not provide the nationality of the dead or any details on the bomb blast.

The latest deaths bring the death toll for international service members to six in just the first two days of August, a particularly deadly start to a month in which fighting typically spikes in the country.

Meanwhile, Afghan forces killed five insurgents who were planning to attack Kabul in an early morning gun battle Thursday just outside of the capital, officials said.

Intelligence agents discovered that the insurgents were massing weapons at a compound east of the city and ambushed the men when they returned to the site around 1 a.m. to prepare for the attack, said intelligence agency spokesman Latifullah Mashal.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57485140/2-nato-troops-killed-in-afghanistan/

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