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Monday, 16 March 2009

Obama kills 4 US (Brown 2 UK) soldiers

A string of bomb blasts in eastern and southern Afghanistan Sunday killed 14 people, including four U.S. and two British soldiers, while coalition and Afghan forces killed five suspected militants.

A spokesman for the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, Brigadier-General Richard Blanchette, said the U.S. troops were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province.

Britain's Ministry of Defense said two British soldiers died in an explosion while on a patrol in the Garmsir district of the southern Helmand province.

In the capital, Kabul, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a NATO convoy, but killed two Afghan civilians instead.

Another bomb went off in the southern city of Kandahar near a vehicle carrying the local mayor. The official survived but one civilian was killed. More

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