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U.S. Calls in Air Support After Afghan Convoy Hit

A U.S. soldier was killed and two others wounded after their convoy came under attack in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province Monday, the U.S. military said Monday. It said the incident happened when the soldiers’ Humvee vehicle hit an “improvised explosive device” in Deh Rawud district of Uruzgan province, the scene since last week of a joint operation by U.S.-led forces to protect elections due in September. “All three were flown to Kandahar airfield hospital where the one soldier died,” it said. An official in Deh Rawud, who did not want to be identified, said he saw U.S. servicemen being taken by stretcher to a helicopter after the blast. Uruzgan’s governor Jan Mohammad Khan told Reuters the blast was set off by remote control by Taliban guerrillas. Full Story

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