Afghanistan's government says Afghan and U.S.-led troops have killed five Taleban insurgents in the east of the country.
The Afghan Defense Ministry says the rebels were killed in a gun fight Saturday in the eastern province of Paktika. Afghan and coalition forces captured one insurgent.
In other fighting Saturday, a Canadian soldier was killed in Kandahar province when militants ambushed his patrol with a roadside bomb and gunfire.
Separately, Afghan police are searching for the gunmen who killed two German journalists early Saturday in a remote part of northern Afghanistan.
The two Deutsche Welle journalists, a man and a woman, were shot dead as they spent the night in a tent in Baghlan province. The area has been relatively calm this year, and the motive for the shooting is unknown.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier condemned the killings as atrocious and senseless.Some information for this report was provided by AFP ve AP.