posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:10 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents killed 10 NATO soldiers on Monday, seven of them Americans, military officials said. It was the worst single day
for the foreign forces operating in Afghanistan in the past seven months.
The deaths came in five separate attacks in the south and east of the country, according to statements from the International Security Assistance
Force, as the NATO force in Afghanistan is known.
Five of the American soldiers were killed by a homemade bomb, known as a improvised explosive device or I.E.D., in eastern Afghanistan, a
spokesman for the American military, Lt. Col. Joseph T. Breasseale, confirmed. Two other American soldiers were killed by an I.E.D. in southern
Afghanistan, he said.
The day before, on Sunday, five NATO soldiers lost their lives, including three who were killed in a vehicle accident, one who was killed by an
I.E.D. in southern Afghanistan, and another who was killed by an “insurgent attack” in eastern Afghanistan, according to statements from ISAF.
Today is one of the deadliest days there in the past 7 months. 10 NATO personel killed, 7 of them Americans. IED's killed the Americans while one
other NATO soldier was killed by an IED (dont know which country), and the other 2 were killed by small arms fire.
This summer is getting worse and worse. Last month, we lost 51 troops, the highest for the months of May since the beginning of the war, and in
Feburary, we lost 55, the highest amount of men lost this year. Currently, according to ICasualties web site, we have lost 21 troops so far this
month, and its only June 7th. ICasualties
I remember months ago, there was talk about this summer being one of the deadliest in Afghanistan, and I believe that is becoming true.
Another link to the news article - CNN