A series of roadside bombings have killed at least five foreign troops
throughout Afghanistan, capping a violent week in the war-torn nation.
Saturday's deadliest incident, the U.S.-led coalition says four of its
soldiers were killed in an explosion in the southern province of
Kandahar. Militants also opened fire on the troops. The statement did
not specify the soldiers' nationalities.
In eastern Paktika
province, Polish defense officials say a roadside bomb Saturday killed a
Polish soldier serving with NATO forces. Four other soldiers were also
The U.S.-led coalition says another one of its soldiers
was killed in a roadside bombing late Friday in the southwestern Farah
province. The soldier's nationality was not released.
Afghan police say two Afghan soldiers were killed and three others
wounded Saturday, when a bomb exploded in the southern province of Zabul.
Afghan officials say a suspected Taliban rocket hit a hospital in
Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, Saturday, killing one
person and injuring two others.
Also, the U.S.-led coalition
says today that several militants were killed in operations throughout
Afghanistan, including Kapisa and Kandahar provinces.
NATO forces conducted a major operation in Kandahar this week, clearing
Taliban militants from the Arghandab district.
Saturday, a top
Afghan military official increased the militant death toll from the
operation, saying Afghan troops had counted the bodies of 94 insurgents
in Arghandab. He said most of the militants were foreigners from
Pakistan. Another 30 Taliban insurgents were detained.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.