NATO says five US soldiers killed in Afghan day of violence

Five US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, NATO announced.

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2010, 19:26 PM IST

Kabul: Five US soldiers were killed in
Afghanistan on Tuesday, NATO announced, as the number of Americans to die in the war in the past four days climbed to 22.

Four soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan in a
Taliban-style bomb attack, NATO`s International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF) said.

The fifth died in an insurgent attack in the south, ISAF
said.

The deaths bring to 485 the total number of foreign
troops killed in the Afghan war this year, compared to 521 for
all of 2009, according to an AFP tally based on that kept by
the independent icasualties.org website.

The deaths come a day after eight NATO troops -- seven of
them American -- were killed in bomb attacks in southern
Afghanistan.

PTI