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U.S. sol­diers keep watch af­ter a sui­cide bomb­ing at­tack on a NATO con­voy in south­ern Afghanistan on Wed­nes­day left two Amer­i­can ser­vice mem­bers dead. A mem­ber of the Tal­iban rammed a ve­hi­cle filled with ex­plo­sives into the con­voy of for­eign forces in the restive province of Kandahar, of­fi­cials said. The ser­vice mem­bers, whose names were not re­leased, were part of an in­ter­na­tional force re­ferred to as the Train, Ad­vise and As­sist Com­mand south, a ref­er­ence to their lo­ca­tion in the coun­try. The com­bined U.S. and NATO troop con­tin­gent cur­rently in Afghanistan is about 13,500. The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion is de­cid­ing whether to send about 4,000 or more U.S. sol­diers to Afghanistan in an at­tempt to stem Tal­iban gains.

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