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NATO Airstrike Targets Taleban Militant


NATO says its forces carried out a precision airstrike Saturday targeting a Taleban militant in southern Afghanistan.

In a statement, NATO said the mission targeted the vehicle of a suspected terrorist who is allegedly linked to the transport of anti-aircraft weapons.

Details about casualties related to the strike in Helmand province were not released. The strike took place during the first week of NATO's offensive against Taleban militants in southern Afghanistan.

Also Saturday, authorities in eastern Afghanistan say four Afghan security officers were killed in a roadside bomb blast.

Officials say the attack occurred in Khost province, near the Pakistani border.

In southern Afghanistan Friday, a remote-controlled bomb ripped through the vehicle of pro-government tribal elder Mullah Naqib.

Naqib and some of his family members and guards were wounded in the blast and at least two others were killed.

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