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Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home

Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home

A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the U.S. Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a U.S. defense official said on Saturday. "Two International Security Assistance Force service members died as a result of an enemy forces attack in eastern Afghanistan on Dec. 12, 2014," a coalition press release said on Saturday. The coalition, as per its policy, declined to give the soldiers' nationality but a U.S. defense official in Washington confirmed the two were American. The blast left a 10 foot-long blackened fissure in the road, a Reuters witness said. Helicopters buzzed overhead on Saturday morning. The...

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