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US Soldier Killed in Afghan Road Blast

The U.S. military says a roadside bomb has killed an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan.

The blast in Paktika province wounded another U.S. service member and an Afghan soldier.

In neighboring Zabul province, suspected Taleban insurgents killed an Afghan intelligence officer Thursday. And in Helmand province, a Muslim cleric was wounded by unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle.

A purported Taleban spokesman claimed responsibility for those two attacks.

Meanwhile, the United States and Afghanistan agreed in principle to transfer most Afghans in U.S. custody to the Afghan government. A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai says prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center and U.S. facilities in Afghanistan will be among those handed over.