KABUL, June 21 (KUNA) -- One ISAF and four soldiers of the US-led coalition
troops died in two separate blasts in southern and southeastern Afghanistan,
the military said on Saturday.
In the first incident, four coalition soldiers were killed in a blast in
Kandahar province in the southern zone of Afghanistan. No further details were
The province was scene to a massive anti-Taliban operation two days back.
In a second such incident, one ISAF soldier was killed and another four
wounded when their patrol hit a roadside landmine in southeastern Afghanistan.
The explosion took place in Paktika province, bordering the tribal areas of
Pakistan, in the midnight, said the statement from NATO headquarters in Kabul.
"Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the family and friends of
the brave soldier who was killed today," said ISAF spokesperson Brigadier
General Carlos Branco.
In yet another operation, the Afghan security forces assisted by the US-led
coalition troops killed Several militants Shah Walikot disrtict of Kandahar
The coalition troops said they were on patrol along with Afghan security
forces when ambushed by militants using mortars and small-arms fire from a
The coalition and Afghan forces responded with small-arms fire killing
several militants. No coalition or Afghan soldier was killed or injured in the
clash, said the military. (end)
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