DEATH TOLL

American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Adding to the ever-increasing death toll, four U.S. soldiers were killed in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan. A U.S. Army spokesperson called the incident a "complex attack." The news follows a record-setting August, which was the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Afghanistan in the nearly eight-year war. Separately on Tuesday, President Hamid Karzai passed the 50 percent-vote threshold necessary to claim victory in the presidential election held August 20. But the U.N.-backed Election Complaints Commission claims to have found "clear and convincing evidence of fraud" in the tallying and has ordered recounts and ballot audits.