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7 troops die in day's clashes in Afghanistan

Friday, August 12, 2011

The U.S.-led coalition is reporting that two more NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan. The deaths raise Thursday's toll to seven international troops killed in the country.

The deaths raise Thursday's toll to seven international troops killed in the country.

France's defense ministry says one of its soldiers died in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan. The coalition says the other was killed in an insurgent attack in the south.

Earlier, U.S. military officials said five American troops died in a roadside bombing Thursday in the south.

So far this year, 376 American and other NATO service members have died in the war in Afghanistan.

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