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July now deadliest month for troops in Afghanistan

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KABUL. - NATO says four more Americans have been killed in Afghanistan, making July the deadliest month ever for U.S. troops in this war.

A NATO statement says the four died Monday when a roadside bomb exploded in eastern Afghanistan. The statement does not give nationalities, but U.S. spokesman Lt. Robert Carr confirms all four were Americans.

At least 30 U.S. troops have now died this month, two more than the toll for June 2008, which had been the deadliest month for the American force in Afghanistan.

At least 55 international troops have been killed in Afghanistan in July, the deadliest month of the war for the NATO mission.

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