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Breaking News: 10 soldiers dead in Afghanistan


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BBC ticker: Nato announces the death of 10 coalition soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Jun 7, 1:30 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. command says five American soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan.

Two more U.S. soldiers were killed in separate attacks Monday - one a bombing in the south and the other by small arms fire in the south.

Three other NATO soldiers from other countries were also killed in attacks Monday, bringing the day's death toll for the alliance to 10. No further details on any of the attacks were released.
Just on BBC:
Ten Nato soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in the deadliest day in months for the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf).

In the worst of several attacks, five US soldiers died in an improvised bomb blast in east Afghanistan, the US said.

Five other Nato troops were killed in a spate of attacks across the country's restive south, where Isaf is battling the Taliban.

The militants have been waging a battle to overthrow the US-backed government.

There are currently around 94,000 US troops in Afghanistan, and that number is expected to reach around 100,000 later this year in line with US President Barack Obama's pledge to send more troops to help battle the Taliban insurgency.

Nato allies contribute another 47,000 soldiers.

The UK Ministry of Defence said no British troops were killed in Monday's attacks.

Nato troops first fought in Afghanistan shortly after the September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

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