Eight American troops have been killed today in multiple bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan, making October the deadliest month for American troops there since the war began in 2001. The 8 deaths occurred in "multiple, complex" bomb attacks in the south, according to the US military.
One Afghan civilian was also killed, and several other troops were wounded and taken to a nearby medical facility. The latest deaths bring to 55 the total number of American troops killed in October in Afghanistan. Fighting previously spiked around the presidential vote in August, when 51 US soldiers died.