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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 07:29 AM
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8 more U.S. troops are killed in Afghanistan.
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KANDAHAR, July 14, 2010
8 U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Attacks
Three Die as Militants Lay Siege to Police HQ in Kandahar, 5 More Killed Hours Later in 2 Separate Attacks

(CBS/AP) Updated at 7:40 a.m. Eastern.

A bloody day and night for American forces in southern Afghanistan has left eight U.S. troops dead, as Taliban militants step up their attacks in the face of an ongoing American-led offensive to capture the militants' hometown.

Three U.S. troops and five civilians were killed Tuesday night in an attack on police headquarters in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, according to officials with the international military coalition.

An Afghan official said a police officer also died in the attack.

A statement from the international force said a car bomb slammed into the entrance of the compound. Insurgents then opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

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  -8 more U.S. troops are killed in Afghanistan. cali  Jul-14-10 07:29 AM   #0 
  - Just picked that up  dipsydoodle   Jul-14-10 07:42 AM   #1 
  - Obama's Afghanistan policy/war is appalling.  cali   Jul-14-10 07:48 AM   #3 
  - When the military said it was going to get very blody during this offensive  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-14-10 07:44 AM   #2 
  - I am puzzled by the word "insurgents"  Vinnie From Indy   Jul-14-10 07:57 AM   #4 
  - No its not accurate  dipsydoodle   Jul-14-10 08:07 AM   #5 
  - By definition, "insurgents" are fighting their own sitting government. These people are PATRIOTS,  WinkyDink   Jul-14-10 08:48 AM   #6 
  - WTF???  malaise   Jul-14-10 09:44 AM   #7 
  - 8 more bits of cannon fodder in a lost war.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-14-10 09:46 AM   #8 
  - So now that you've doubled down, Pres. Johnson, and American GIs are still dying 2,6,8 a day  kenny blankenship   Jul-14-10 09:55 AM   #9 
  - How do we end our wars?  LWolf   Jul-14-10 10:00 AM   #10 

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