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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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