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Two troops killed in Afghanistan
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Two Nato soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan after being ambushed by militants with rocket-propelled grenades.

Three troops were also wounded in the battle in Kandahar province on Saturday, Nato said in a brief statement.

The nationality of the soldiers has not yet been released.

Taleban fighters have increased attacks in recent months, particularly around Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

The statement added: "Isaf troops returned fire with small arms and artillery and called in close air support."

On Friday, a suicide bomber drove an explosives-packed van into a Nato patrol, killing one soldier and eight Afghan civilians.

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