2 U.S. troops, 2 Afghan police officers killed in fighting
By The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 9:28 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents on Saturday killed two American troops in eastern Afghanistan, an area that has seen heavy fighting in recent months, the U.S. military said.
No other information about the deaths was disclosed, pending notification of family members.
But an American military official said two U.S. special operations forces were killed by small-arms fire in Wardak province, southwest of Kabul.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose information about the deaths.
So far this year, 296 international troops, including at least 257 Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan.
In the south, an Afghan police officer was killed and another was wounded when a remote-controlled bomb planted on a motorbike was detonated in the Sangin district of Helmand province, according to provincial spokesman Ahmad Zarak.
In neighboring Kandahar province, a roadside bomb killed another Afghan police officer in Kandahar city, said provincial spokesman Ahmad Jawed Faisal.
- Kovacevic: Matt Cooke 1, Ottawa Senators 0
- Letang dazzles with dynamic play in Game 5 win
- Penguins rout Senators, return to Eastern Conference final
- Pipeline project creates unease in Westmoreland County
- Steelers hope new blocking scheme kick-starts running game
- Alfredsson ponders his future
- 16-year-old girl shot and killed on Rankin street
- Friend of man accused in soldier's death arrested at BBC after interview
- Pirates notebook: Bucs shut down injured Karstens
- Steelers rookie moves on after PSU scandal
- Rankin teen charged in 16-year-old girl’s shooting death
You must be signed in to add comments
To comment, click the Sign in or sign up at the very top of this page.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.