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Bloody June for US

2010-06-27 14:21

Kabul - The US military says an American service member has been killed by a bomb in southern Afghanistan.

US forces spokesperson Colonel Wayne Shanks said on Sunday the American died on Saturday. He did not provide further details because family members had not been notified.

June has been one of the deadliest months for US forces in Afghanistan, with 53 Americans killed including the latest death. That's approaching the toll of 59 dead in October 2009 - the deadliest month of the nine-year war for US forces.

Five international service members also died on Saturday, including at least two Americans, Nato said. Ninety international troops have been killed so far in June.