- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 21, 2008

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Canada’s Department of National Defense says a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed three Canadian soldiers.

The blast that killed the Canadians happened Wednesday in a dangerous district west of the main southern city of Kandahar – two days after a Taliban ambush killed 10 French troops – and was announced on Thursday

This year will likely be the deadliest for international troops since the 2001 invasion. Some 184 international soldiers, including about 96 Americans, have died in Afghanistan this year, according to an Associated Press count. That pace should far surpass the record 222 international troop deaths in 2007.

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