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2 US Troops Killed in Afghanistan Blast, 4 Wounded

This just posted on ABC news wire about a minute ago. Let's all keep these troops and their families, and the ones who are there and in danger, in our thoughts this Independence Day.


Asked by AprilDJC at 2:17 AM on Jul. 4, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Agreed with OP, please, let's remember the men and women, and their families, whose dedication, hard work, and sacrifice make our Independence and our Freedom possible. Love to all our brave folks in the military, and their families here at home, who are just as brave to keep the "homefires" burning.

    Answer by Jodie118 at 7:19 AM on Jul. 4, 2009

  • A blast in eastern Afghanistan killed two American troops and wounded four others Saturday, a U.S. military spokeswoman said.

    The troops were attacked in eastern Paktika province, but there were no immediate details about the incident, said Lt. Cmdr. Christine Sidenstricker.

    The deaths come as thousands of Marines in southern Afghanistan are involved in the biggest U.S. military operation here since the American-led invasion of 2001, trying to cut insurgent supply lines and win over local elders.

    U.S. troops continued looking for an American soldier believed captured by insurgents in Paktika province, Navy Chief Petty Officer Brian Naranjo said Friday. The soldier and three Afghans with him went missing on Tuesday.

    There was no immediate public claim of responsibility from any insurgent group.


    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:17 AM on Jul. 4, 2009