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6 U.S. troops killed in Afganistan

An insurgent attack killed six U.S. troops and three Afghan soldiers in the deadliest attack in Afghanistan since February, according to the New York Times.

The attack, that also left 11 U.S. troops and eight Afghan soldiers injured, was a complex attack involving machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

The troops were walking back from a meeting with village elders in Arnis, a village in the Waygal District, when the attack occurred.

This attack brings the total U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan to 101 from an Associated Press count, according to the Washington Post.

So far this year in there have been a record 130 suicide attacks in Afghanistan, and a suicide bombing killing 75, the deadliest attack since 2001.