AFTERMATH

Seven Americans Killed in Afghanistan

Seven U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, marking the highest single-day death toll there in months. The deaths reflect the recent American offensive—its largest assault since 2001—and show that the Taliban has ramped up resistance as a result. Four servicemen were killed in the once-peaceful northern region when a single roadside bomb hit their vehicle. The other deaths were likely caused by a suicide bomber in the South, and one by open fighting in the east.