Five US soldiers killed in Afghanistan attacks – June worst month for casualties since 2001

Five US soldiers have been killed in separate incidents of violence in Afghanistan, Nato has said.

Three died in east Afghanistan and two were killed in separate roadside bombings in the south.

More than 350 Nato soldiers have been killed this year.

In other violence, gunmen killed 11 Pakistani Shia tribesmen in the east and one person was killed by a motorbike bomb in Kandahar.

Also on Saturday, hundreds of Afghans took to the streets of the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif in protest at increasing civilian deaths.

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