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3 US troops die in deadliest month of Afghan war

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Three U.S. service members have been killed in Afghanistan, bringing the toll for July to at least 63 and making it the deadliest month for American forces in the nearly 9-year-war.

A NATO statement Friday said the three died in two separate blasts in southern Afghanistan on Thursday. The statement gives no nationalities but U.S. officials say they were all Americans. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity pending notification of kin.

That brings the U.S. death toll for the month to at least 63 according to an Associated Press count. June had been the deadliest month for the U.S. with 60 deaths and for the overall NATO led force with 104 fatalities.

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