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Four NATO service members killed in Afghanistan

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June 24, 2012, 11:09 a.m. | World — by Associated Press

Military helicopters belonging to NATO forces fly over the Spozhmai Hotel on Lake Qurgha ,where security officials say Taliban insurgents killed nearly two dozen people, most of them civilians, in an attack just north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June, 22, 2012. It was the latest in a string of attacks this week that suggest the insurgent group is pushing hard with its summer offensive rather than waiting for international forces to draw down. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says four service members have died in southern Afghanistan in the past two days.

 The alliance says one service member died in an insurgent attack and another in a bomb blast on Saturday. The two other service members died Sunday in a traffic accident in the south.

The coalition did not identify the nationalities of the dead or give further details. NATO forces usually wait for individual nations to identify their dead.

Separately, the coalition says a NATO helicopter made a forced landing in the south on Saturday. It said no one was killed and that initial reports said there was no enemy activity in the area.

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