Jul 31, 2009
2 Marines killed in Helmand
CNN: Two U.S. Marines were killed Thursday in fighting with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, officials said.
The troops “died of wounds suffered in a direct fire incident with insurgents,” NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said on Friday.
A U.S. military spokeswoman confirmed the report and said the two were killed by gunfire in the same incident. The deaths of one of the service members was reported Thursday and the other died of wounds later.
U.S. Marines have been fighting Taliban militants in Helmand province.