May 30, 2011 1:44 PM by Stephanie Collins

Deadly day in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - It's a deadly day in Afghanistan. Four NATO soldiers and five Afghans have died and five Italian soldiers have been injured, one gravely.

Two NATO troops were killed in a bomb attack in the east and one died when a helicopter made a hard landing in the south. The fourth was killed by a man in an Afghan army uniform at an Afghan base in the south. The shooter escaped.

Both NATO and the Afghan government say they're investigating. Taliban suicide bombers blew up two vehicles in the normally calm western city of Herat (hay-RAHT'), killing the Afghans and injuring the Italian soldiers.

Outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen tells CBS this will be a tough year and he expects more U.S. deaths in Afghanistan. Mullen says each is a "tragic loss."


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