US Deaths in Afghanistan Reach 1,000
Suicide bomber's attack in Kabul kills 5
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2010 2:53 PM CDT
Smoke billows up after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday May 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/Basir Serat)
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(Newser) – A suicide attack in Kabul that killed five US troops today has brought the American death toll in the war to 1,000, reports the New York Times. In an extended look at the unwanted milestone, the Times notes that it took 7 years to reach the first 500 deaths and fewer than 2 to reach the second. Also, the casualties are getting younger, with the average age now 25, down from 28 a few years ago.

 

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