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US Troops, Afghan Militants Clash, One Soldier Killed

The U.S. military in Afghanistan says an American soldier was killed and three others wounded in a clash with militants in eastern Kunar province early Monday.

A spokesman, Major Mark McCan, told reporters in Kabul the fighting occurred near the town of Asadabad, not far from the Pakistani border. He said the militants first detonated two home-made bombs and then opened fire at U.S. troops.

Sunday, one American soldier and an Afghan citizen were killed in a clash in the western Afghan province of Herat.

Some of this information provided by AP and AFP.