8 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan
Eight U.S. troops killed in attack on two outposts in Afghanistan
Coalition forces say they were able to repel attack from militants
Two members of Afghan National Security Force were killed in fighting
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Eight U.S. service members and two members of the Afghan National Security Force were killed Saturday in a battle with militants in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.
It was the largest number of Americans killed by hostile action in a single day since July 13, 2008, according to CNN records.
Tribal militants attacked two security outposts in the Nuristan province, said the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
The militants launched their attack from a local mosque and a nearby village, the international alliance said.
Coalition forces repelled the attack, inflicting "heavy enemy casualties," the alliance said without offering details.
All eight service members killed were Americans, the U.S. military said.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 4:22 AM