Kabul: Roadside bombings killed 12 Afghan
civilians and a NATO service member in increasingly volatile
eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday.
NATO did not disclose the nationality or provide other
details about the death of the service member today.
Nine civilians were killed yesterday by a
remote-controlled bomb in the Bar Kunar district of Kunar
province, according to Gen Khalilullah Zaiyi, provincial
police chief. Three civilians were killed and others were
wounded in a different blast yesterday in the Qarabagh
district of Ghazni province, NATO said.
In the south, NATO said Afghan-led security forces
detained several suspected insurgents yesterday in Helmand
province where they were tracking two Taliban district
commanders in charge of Garmser and Naway-i-Barakzayi
One force targeted a compound in search of the militant
commander for Garmser district, who directs attacks against
coalition forces and runs weapons and supplies for Taliban
fighters. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to ask residents to
leave their buildings and after questioning, the assault force
detained several suspected insurgents.