Nine US soldiers die in Afghanistan


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From CTV in Canada:

Nine U.S. soldiers die in attack on Afghan base

Nine American soldiers were killed and 15 were wounded on Sunday, officials said, in what appears to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in years.

The soldiers were killed in a multi-pronged insurgent attack, NATO’S International Security Assistance Force said in a statement. It happened around 4:30 a.m. on a remote American base in the province of Kunar — a mountainous region in eastern Afghanistan that borders Pakistan. …

The attack appeared to be the deadliest for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since June 2005, when 16 U.S. troops were killed when their helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade. That attack also occurred in Kunar province.

According to the BBC:

The fighting [in which the nine US soldiers died] is close to where US forces were accused of killing 47 civilians in an air strike in Nangarhar province a week ago.

See also here. See also here.

Ten dead on Sunday. US/NATO casualties climb in Afghanistan: here.

From Associated Press:

US troops pull out of Afghan base after attack

July 15, 2008

Afghan police say U.S. troops have pulled out of a remote base where militants killed nine American soldiers earlier this week.

Nuristan province police official Ghoolam Farouq says American and Afghan troops left the newly constructed base near Wanat village Tuesday evening.

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