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Five in NATO-led force killed in Afghanistan

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  • At least two of the five service members killed were from the U.S.
  • August the deadliest month for U.S. troops since the Afghan war started in 2001
  • Seventeen coalition troops have been killed in September, according to CNN figures
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KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Five members of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan died Sunday, the force said.

Two members of the International Security Assistance Force were killed Sunday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the force said.

Separately, a service member died of wounds suffered in an exchange of fire that also happened in southern Afghanistan, the force said.

The identities and nationalities of the service members were not released publicly, but at least two of the five were from the United States.

Also, one U.S. service member was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, and another died in a roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led force said.

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With 52 killed, August was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war started in 2001. Video Watch the renewed interest and debate on the Afghan war »

Seventeen coalition troops have been killed in September, including nine U.S. troops, according to CNN figures compiled from coalition reports.

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