KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The international force in Afghanistan says five more American troops have died in attacks.
The deaths make eight Americans killed within 24 hours in the volatile south of the country, where U.S. troops are making a push to secure Taliban-dominated areas.
A statement Wednesday from the NATO-led force said four troops were killed by a roadside bomb in the south Wednesday, while a fifth died the same day of wounds from a gunbattle.
Three other Americans died late Tuesday in an audacious Taliban attack on a police headquarters in Kandahar, the largest southern city.
An Afghan policeman and five civilians died in the same attack.
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