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Eight coalition soldiers die in Afghanistan in single day

KABUL — Eight soldiers with the US-led military coalition, including seven Americans, were killed Saturday, making it the bloodiest day this year for Western troops fighting here.

Two were shot in an insider attack, one died in a small-arms attack, and five Americans were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, according to statements from the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan officials.

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