July 29, 2012 in Nation/World

Two NATO service members killed

Los Angeles Times

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two NATO service members were killed by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the Western military alliance said.

The military coalition didn’t provide details on the assault or the nationalities of the dead, although most of the international troops stationed in that part of the country are American. Saturday’s deaths bring the number of international forces killed in Afghanistan this month to at least 42.

Over the last three months, insurgent attacks in Afghanistan, including roadside bombings, rocket attacks and armed assaults, are up 11 percent compared with the same period last year. According to figures released last week, the number of attacks in June – more than 3,200 – was the highest for any month since fighting escalated in July 2010.

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