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Bomb 'kills five US troops in southern Afghanistan'

File picture shows a US soldier patrols with Afghan National Army soldiers in Kukaran in Kandahar province on August 6, 2010. A roadside bomb killed five US troops in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar on Saturday, provincial officials said.A huge roadside bomb killed five US troops in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, in the deadliest attack on NATO-led forces this year. "Five American soldiers were killed at about noon when their armoured vehicle hit a powerful roadside mine in Maiwand district," General Abdul Razeq, Kandahar province's police chief, told AFP.