4 American Troops Killed in Afghan Blast

Deaths bring US death toll to 25 for the month
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 16, 2009 5:14 AM CDT
US Marines walk together inside Camp Leatherneck, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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(Newser) – Four American service members were killed in a bombing in southern Afghanistan yesterday. Two were killed instantly in the blast and two others suffered fatal injuries in the same explosion. Details of the attack, including its location, haven't been released. The deaths bring to 25 the number of American troops killed in Afghanistan this month.