Afghan officials say a suicide car bomb attack targeting a NATO-led
convoy in western Herat province killed five civilians and wounded at
least 19 others Monday.
Also Monday, the U.S. military said
U.S.-led forces killed some 55 militants, including three Taliban
leaders, during clashes in eastern Paktika province.
military says fighting erupted Friday after Taliban militants ambushed
coalition troops. Twenty-five insurgents were wounded and three
detained in the operation.
In eastern Nangarhar province, NATO
forces prevented four militants from planting a roadside bomb, killing
one insurgent, but denied reports that two civilians also died in the
However, hundreds of people blocked a road in the
Kogyani district to protest the alleged killing of a father and son in
Afghan officials say the victims died in their home when it was hit by a projectile fired by coalition forces.
Taliban spokesman, describing fighting in the district, said Monday
militants killed 10 foreign soldiers. Coalition and Afghan officials
have not commented on the report.
In another development,
Britain's Foreign Office said Monday a British television journalist
kidnapped on the Afghan-Pakistani border was released after spending
three months in captivity.
British officials say Sean Langan, working on a documentary for Britain's Channel 4, was released late Saturday. Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.