June deadliest month of Afghan war for NATO

June has become the deadliest month of the Afghan war for the NATO-led international military force.

US soldiers at an airfield in Kandahar in May 2010.
US soldiers at an airfield in Kandahar in May 2010.

An Associated Press count based on announcements by the alliance and national commands shows 76 international service members have died this month. The total includes 46 Americans.

The previous deadliest month for the multinational force was July 2009, when 75 troops were killed. For the U.S. contingent, the deadliest month was October 2009, when 59 service members were killed.

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