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Six Canadians killed in Afghan attack

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  • NEW: Canadian forces confirm six Canadian soldiers killed in roadside bombing
  • Afghan interpreter also dies in the attack in Kandahar province
  • NATO troops have been battling with Taliban militants in south of country
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(CNN) -- The six soldiers killed in a roadside bombing Wednesday in southern Afghanistan are Canadians, Canadian forces have confirmed.

An Afghan interpreter also was killed in the attack, which occurred in Kandahar province, where Canadian troops are based.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force said the people were all in the same vehicle.

"The ISAF community mourns the loss of these brave soldiers," said Lt. Col. Maria Carl, an ISAF spokeswoman. "They gave their lives to improve the lives of the Afghan people."

The attack is the latest of many in the south, where Canadian, British, American, Dutch and other soldiers have been have been slugging it out with Taliban militants.

The deaths bring the number of Canadian military fatalities in Afghanistan to 66, with 22 this year alone. The last attack against Canadians was on June 20, when a roadside bomb killed three soldiers.

Six other Canadian troops were killed on April 8 when an explosive device struck their vehicle in the south. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

CNN's Mike Mount and Joe Sterling contributed to this report.

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