Bombs kill 3 NATO troops, 5 Afghans


Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan killed three NATO service members and five Afghans on Tuesday, officials said.
The service members died in southern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said in a brief statement that provided no other information.
In another attack in the south of the country, a roadside bomb in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province killed three civilians and wounded five, said Jawed Faisal, a spokesman for the provincial governor.
The Taliban and other insurgent groups make heavy use of roadside bombs. They are among the deadliest weapons in the Afghan war for civilians.
Far to the north, in Archi district in the province of Kunduz, a roadside bomb killed two people, including a local police commander who had been credited with reducing the number of insurgent attacks in his area, said Abdul Nazar, a local council member.
Commander Miran and his driver were killed and two other police officers wounded when the car they were driving toward Kunduz City was destroyed by a bomb hidden by the road, said Nazar.  Like many Afghans, Miran only used one name.

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