2 U.S. Soldiers Die in Roadside Bombing

From Times Wire Reports

A homemade bomb hit a convoy of U.S. troops supporting road repair crews outside the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing two soldiers in an armored vehicle and wounding two, the military said.

The deaths came a day after the start of the official one-month campaign period for Sept. 18 legislative elections.

A surge of violence since winter has killed about 1,000 people in Afghanistan, 59 American troops among them.