2 US soldiers, French trooper killed in Afghanistan

Current news updates, World current newsKABUL: 2 US soldiers, a French trooper and 5 Afghans were killed in bomb blasts in Afghanistan Wednesday.

Also Wednesday, a suicide truck bomb rocked a southern Afghan town, injuring some people, a day after 7 people died in violence at a protest against an alleged desecration of the Koran by foreign forces, officials said.

The 2 US soldiers assigned to Nato's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in a home-made bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan, the force said, without giving the precise location.

“Two ISAF service members from the U.S. were killed today as a result of an IED (improvised explosive device) strike in eastern Afghanistan, “the force said in a statement.

In the meantime a French soldier was killed in an explosives attack on an armoured vehicle in the Mahmud Raqi region of eastern Afghanistan, the French presidency said in a statement. 2 other French soldiers were injured. The deaths took to almost 20 the number of foreign forces killed in Afghanistan as the start of the year.

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