Four US troops killed in Afghanistan

June 1, 2009 1:16:30 PM PDT
The U.S. military says four American troops have died in two separate roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan. Spokesman Col. Greg Julian says the two strikes happened Monday in different locations but "not too far from each other." He declined to say where the strikes happened because family members have not yet been contacted.

The four Americans are serving in eastern Afghanistan under the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

The U.S. military has said that IED attacks are up 25 percent this year over the same period in 2008. The military predicts IED attacks to spike 50 percent this year after an expected increase in attacks over the summer.

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