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3 British Soldiers Killed in Suicide Attack in Afghanistan


The British military says three of its soldiers have been killed in a suicide attack in southern Afghanistan.

Military officials say the troops were killed Sunday while on foot patrol in the restive Helmand province. A fourth soldier was wounded in the attack. The incident brings to 100 the number of British military personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001.

Also Sunday, in the same province, an Afghan reporter working for the British Broadcasting Corporation was found dead, one day after he was abducted.

In other violence Sunday, Taliban rebels in eastern Khost province killed at least three people, including a district governor.

In Ghazni province, police say Taliban militants attacked a police convoy, killing at least four officers. Police in the area later killed three Taliban rebels in the ensuing fighting.

Also in Khost, a bomb exploded near a regional United Nations office, wounding at least one person. Authorities suspect the wounded man was carrying the explosives.

Meanwhile, reports from Canada say a Canadian soldier died late Saturday while on night patrol in southern Kandahar province.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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