Two NATO soldiers, local official killed in Afghanistan


Afghan men sit on the back of a police vehicle laden with the victims of a suicide bomb attack in Herat Province on April 10, 2012. At least nine people were killed when two suicide bombers rammed their vehicle into a local government compound near Afghanistan's western city of Herat on on April 10, police and witnesses said.


Aref Karimi

Officials said two separate attacks today killed two NATO soldiers as well as a local Afghan official, said The Associated Press

One soldier was killed by a roadside bomb, officials said, while another died in a militant-led attack, both incidents that took place in the country's volatile south. The identities of the two service members were not disclosed.

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Also today, in the eastern Laghman province, a provincial official said the head of Dawlat Shahi district was killed by a roadside bomb while going to his offica along with a school director, who was wounded in the blast, according to AP

The violence comes a day after Taliban-claimed attacks across Afghanistan left as many as 19 people dead, said AP

A total of 103 NATO troops have died in Afghanistan so far this year, according to AP