NATO service member killed in eastern Afghanistan

NATO says one of its service members has been killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 14:22 PM IST

Kabul: NATO says one of its service members
has been killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan,
two days after five troops were killed in one incident in the
same region.

The international military alliance says the death
happened today but did not provide any other details. The
majority of forces in the east are American.

Though the spotlight of the NATO campaign has been the
south, heavy fighting has continued in the east. In Kunar
province`s Watarpur district, Afghan army and NATO forces have
been battling insurgents for five days and taking heavy fire.
On Sunday, five NATO service members died in an attack in
the east. NATO did not say where the troops were killed.

So far this month, 34 international troops have died in
Afghanistan.

PTI