International and Afghan forces targeted militants in Afghanistan, one
day after five NATO and U.S. troops were killed in an attack in the
The U.S. military says coalition and Afghan
forces killed five militants during operations in the southern province
of Helmand on Saturday.
A statement Saturday says Afghan-led
troops were conducting a routine patrol, in Nahr Surkh district, when
they came under attack from militants.
Afghan officials say an air strike in neighboring Kandahar province killed at least six militants early Saturday.
other violence, the Afghan Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb
killed the Farsi district police chief and his bodyguard in the western
province of Herat Saturday. Six other police officers were wounded in
On Friday, NATO and U.S. officials said insurgents killed three U.S. and two Latvian soldiers in eastern Afghanistan.
top Taliban commander warned earlier this week that militants are
planning to unleash a wave of ambushes, suicide attacks and bombings
against international troops.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.