7 Afghan soldiers, translator, killed: Official

NATO announced that two of its service members were killed by a roadside bomb on Friday.

Updated: Jul 30, 2011, 21:17 PM IST

Kabul: An Afghan official says seven
Afghan soldiers and a translator were killed alongside two
NATO service members in a bombing and ambush in eastern Paktia
province.

The deputy provincial governor of Paktia, Abdul Rahman
Mangal, said on Saturday the soldiers and a translator were killed
yesterday while on patrol in the Zurmat district of the
province.

NATO announced yesterday that two of its service
members were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan,
but did not provide nationalities or any other details.

Mangal says the troops were on a joint patrol when a
roadside bomb detonated. He added that the patrol was then
attacked by insurgents.

He did not have any further information on other
casualties or wounded.

PTI