DTN News - AFGHAN WAR: Bomb Kills Five U.S. Troops In Southern Afghanistan
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada / Kabul, Afghanistan- August 12, 2011: A roadside bomb killed five American troops in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, the U.S. military said, less than a week after American forces suffered their worst single loss of the Afghan war when Taliban insurgents shot down a helicopter.
The U.S. military and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) did not give details regarding Thursday's incident. A Pentagon spokesman in Washington said the victims were Americans.
At least 50 foreign troops have been killed so far in August.
Violence is at its worst in Afghanistan since U.S.-backed Afghan forces toppled the Taliban government in late 2001, with record civilian casualties and high levels of foreign troop deaths during the first half of 2011.