2 NATO troops, civilians die in Afghanistan
Afghan civilians traveling south of the capital of Kabul died Friday when their vehicle hit a large roadside bomb, police said.
Kabul: Afghan civilians traveling south of
the capital of Kabul died Friday when their vehicle hit a large
roadside bomb, police said.
"When you see the car, it is so badly destroyed," said
deputy provincial police chief Mohammad Nabi Charki said,
adding that it`s still unclear how many people died in the car
traveling in Charkh district of Logar province.
"We found shoes, a blue burqa and one mobile phone. We
are using the phone to call relatives."
Yesterday, one service member was killed in an
insurgent attack in the south, and another died from a mortar
or rocket attack in the east, NATO said in a statement today.
The international alliance did not provide details about the
deaths or disclose the nationalities of the troops killed.
The deaths raise to 10 the number of NATO service
members killed in Afghanistan this month.
NATO is gearing up for a summer operation in the
southern city of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban which
will be a major test of the Afghan war.
In Herat province in western Afghanistan, residents
were recovering from flooding that has killed more than 60
people and damaged scores of homes, according to the
NATO said Afghan military helicopters have delivered
enough tents to shelter 300 people to the flood-damaged
village of Obeh. The tents were provided by the Italian
Cooperation for Development, part of the Italian Ministry of