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2 US troops killed in Afghanistan: officials

Fresh US troop fatalities in Afghanistan.

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A soldier holds flags at Section 60, an area largely used for those who died while serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, at Arlington National Cemetery. (Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images)

The US military today said two American soldiers had been killed by militants in Afghanistan's east, reported the Associated Press

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As is customary in such cases, the military declined to provide further details prior to the notification of family members. 

However, US military officials speaking on the condition of anonymity told AP that two US special operations forces were killed in the central-east Wardark province. 

At least 257 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan this year, according to AP

Also today, local Afghan official Ahmad Zarak said a bomb in Helmand province killed an Afghan policeman and wounded another officer, said AP

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