The deaths of eight U.S. forces in Afghanistan Tuesday has made October
the deadliest month for the United States since it launched the war
eight years ago.
NATO says complex bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan killed the U.S.
service members and one Afghan civilian working with the force.
The deaths pushed the October death toll to at least 53, topping the previous high of 51 deaths in August.
In Luxembourg Tuesday, European Union foreign ministers agreed to
increase civilian aid to Afghanistan despite concerns the situation
there is deteriorating.
The EU is pouring about $1.5 billion in civilian aid into Afghanistan
annually. The ministers did not say how much that would increase.
In their meeting, the ministers criticized the pace of political reform in Afghanistan.