Afghanistan Insurgents Kill Three US Troops

Key Taliban Strongholds (Paktia Region)

According to Reuters, three mortally wounded United States troops have been reported by NATO representatives today, after an altercation with Afghanistan insurgents.

The troops, who belonged to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), were believed to have encountered local extremists, within the Paktia province of Afghanistan, just prior to their deaths.

This comes in the wake of considerable violence over the weekend, where seven innocent civilians were killed across the nation’s Uruzgan province.

It is speculated that the intensified violence could have been the opportunistic actions of insurgents, identifying key areas of weakness, across the country, as foreign troops begin their extraction.

By: James Fenner

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