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
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
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.