NATO service member killed in south Afghanistan

NATO says one of its service members has been killed in southern Afghan in an insurgent attack.

Last Updated: Jan 02, 2011, 15:04 PM IST

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

The statement released yesterday by the international
coalition did not provide additional details on the second
death of a NATO service member in Afghanistan this year.

Southern Afghanistan is the site of some of the fiercest
fighting between NATO and the Taliban. In 2010, NATO deaths in
Afghanistan hit a record high of 702.

Separately, Zelmai Ayubi, the spokesman for the governor
of the southern Kandahar province, said that two insurgents
were killed in a NATO airstrike in the province`s Zhari
district yesterday.

Insurgents in the area recently lobbed two hand grenades
into homes, killing a child and wounding six civilians.

PTI