Saturday, January 10, 2009


In that other war.

KABUL—A homemade bomb killed three U.S. soldiers in the southeastern province of Zabol on Friday, less than 24 hours after two American soldiers died in a suicide bombing at a busy produce market in neighboring Kandahar province, officials said.

The five deaths brought to 637 the number of American troops killed in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled the extremist Taliban regime in late 2001, according to various monitoring groups. More than 400 soldiers from other coalition forces have also been killed.