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Four U-S Troops Killed in Bombing in Afghanistan

March 12, 2006 - Posted at 1:01 p.m. CST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ The U-S military says four U-S service

members have been killed in a roadside bombing in eastern


The military says the troops' armored vehicle was hit by an

improvised explosive while they were on patrol in Kunar province.

They were patrolling to keep a road open to civilian and military


Military spokesman Colonel Jim Yonts accused militants of

launching ``cowardly'' attacks, placing bombs and detonating them

from a distance.

It was the deadliest attack on U-S troops since a roadside bomb

killed four Americans in central Uruzgan province on February 13th.

The deaths today bring to 220 the number of U-S troops killed in

Afghanistan since the U-S invaded in October 2001.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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