Officials in Afghanistan say a NATO soldier and at least two Afghan
police have died in separate attacks in the war-torn country.
says one of its soldiers was killed Tuesday when a roadside
bomb struck a convoy in the eastern province of Kunar. Four other NATO
soldiers were wounded.
NATO did not identify the victims'
nationalities. Forty nations are contributing to NATO's International
Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, but most of the troops in
Kunar are U.S. citizens.
Separately, in the central province of
Ghazni, officials say at least two Afghan policemen were killed Tuesday
in fighting with Taliban insurgents. Five insurgents are believed to
Afghan and international forces frequently clash with
militants loyal to the Taliban, an extremist Islamist group that ruled
Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.
the deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghanistan since a U.S.-led
invasion pushed the Taliban from power seven years ago.
top military officer has said the troops need substantially more
helicopters and surveillance aircraft to battle the insurgents.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.