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2 engineers killed in Uruzgan blast

05 February, 2013

KANDAHAR: Two engineers of a national reconciliation project were killed in a roadside bombing in Uruzgan province on Monday .

An IED ripped through a vehicle in Deshi area of Charchino district, leaving two engineers dead, the Uruzgan police spokesman Aayal told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

The Taliban have not said anything in this regard till filling of this report.

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045 KABUL (Agencies): As of Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at least 2,045 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is two less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

At least 1,706 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 118 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is five more than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 18,215 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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