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10 Police Officers, 5 NATO Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan


Afghan police inspect the wreckage of a car in which a district chief, his son and a bodyguard were killed by a car bomb in Kandahar, 15 June 2010

Afghan police inspect the wreckage of a car in which a district chief, his son and a bodyguard were killed by a car bomb in Kandahar, 15 June 2010

Roadside bombs, checkpoint attacks and gunbattles with militants in southern and eastern Afghanistan have killed at least 10 Afghan police officers and five NATO coalition soldiers.

Afghan officials say a roadside bomb in the southern city of Kandahar killed a district police chief and two others riding with him in his vehicle on Tuesday.

The Interior Ministry says another roadside bomb Tuesday killed four police officers in Wardak province, just west of Kabul.

In Ghazni province, south of Kabul, local police say militants attacked a checkpoint, killing five officers.

Britain's Defense Ministry says two British soldiers were shot dead Tuesday in separate incidents in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

A third British soldier died from injuries suffered in combat days ago in Helmand province.

NATO says two other coalition soldiers died in a gunbattle in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, but did not reveal the service members' nationalities.

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

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