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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan

U.S Army troops on patrol in Herat, Afghanistan last month (file photo) (epa) 13 February 2006 -- The U.S. said a military vehicle struck a bomb in central Afghanistan, killing four American troops.

The military said in a statement the blast occurred in Oruzgan Province as troops were patrolling in an armored Humvee.

Shortly after the blast, militants fired at the troops with guns and rocket-propelled grenades. The statement said the military called in air support.

Earlier today reports said that Taliban guerrillas had ambushed a militia unit working with U.S. forces in southern Helmand Province. Reports say the militants killed eight men.

(AP, Reuters)

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