U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan

May 20, 2006 at 5:55 PM
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 20 (UPI) -- One U.S. soldier was killed and six wounded in southern Afghanistan Friday when they "encountered enemy forces," the U.S. military said.

Afghan and U.S. troops were on a joint patrol in the Cahar Cineh District of Uruzgan Province when fighting broke out, CNN reported. The wounded were taken to a nearby medical facility.

The soldiers' names are being withheld until families have been notified.

Dozens have been killed in battles between troops and Taliban fighters during the last week.

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