Kabul: Three NATO service members were killed
in attacks and the head of a provincial health department died
after a bomb planted in his private clinic exploded in
The international coalition reported the three deaths
yesterday bringing to at least 67 the number of its troops
killed in the Afghan war so far this month.
NATO said a US troop died yesterday following an
insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, but did not disclose
British defense officials said a member of the 40
Commando Royal Marines was shot yesterday during fighting in
the Sangin district of southern Helmand province. Another
member of the same unit died Monday in a blast in Sangin,
Dr Azizullah Safari was walking up to his second-floor
clinic when a bomb exploded under the stairwell yesterday,
said Muhbobullah Sayedi, a spokesman for the governor of
In restive southern Afghanistan, one child was killed
yesterday when a bomb planted on a donkey went off at a
checkpoint in Kandahar, said Qayum Khan, chief of
investigation for the Kandahar police department. He said
another child and an elderly man were wounded in the blast.
NATO and Afghan forces captured a senior Taliban figure
in an overnight raid, the international force said. The man
had recently been appointed the Taliban`s finance chief in
Baghlan, a northern province, NATO said.
He was captured in Helmand along with two other suspected
insurgents after a tip-off that he was staying in a compound
in Nah-e Saraj district.