Afghan roadside bomb kills five US Nato soldiers

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A roadside bomb has killed five US soldiers serving as part of the Nato force in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

The deaths came after three British troops were killed by a roadside bomb this week in southern Helmand province.

The Taliban launched its annual spring offensive on Sunday, saying it would target foreign military bases and diplomatic areas.

The BBC's Harun Najafizada said local people claimed a convoy of American troops had been deliberately targeted.

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