August 20 2010
Official U.S. figures show that improvised explosive device (IED) attacks wounded a record number of American and coalition troops last month in Afghanistan, USA Today reports.
More than 1,300 IEDs were detonated or defused in July -- a 42 percent increase over July 2009, according to the Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization.
There were 399 service members wounded in IED blasts last month; 53 were killed.
Many more would have died without the widespread use of armored...
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