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Four NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan bombings

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-05-27

Four members of NATO staff, one believed to be a British soldier, have been killed in Afghanistan in separate roadside bomb attacks, the alliance announced on Sunday. Their deaths push the number of NATO service members killed this month up to 33.

AP - Four NATO service members were killed in separate roadside bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said Sunday.

NATO said in a statement that all four deaths occurred Saturday. It provided no other details on the attacks, including the nationalities of the service members.

One is thought to be a British soldier killed Saturday in an explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj region of southern Helmand province. The British Ministry of Defense announced late Saturday that the soldier died while travelling in a vehicle.

Another NATO service member died Friday in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan. No details have been given on that death.

Their deaths bring to 33 the number of NATO service members killed so far this month in Afghanistan, for a total of 165 this year. A total of 414 members of British forces have died since operations in Afghanistan began more than 10 years ago.

The Afghan Ministry of Interior also announced Sunday that six insurgents were killed Saturday in joint operations in four eastern provinces. Another three were killed when the roadside bombs they were trying to plant detonated in Helmand and Kandahar provinces.
 

Date created : 2012-05-27

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