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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

Afghanistan.

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

traffic.

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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