Bomb Blasts Kills 5 Foreign Troops in AfghanistanBy VOA News
21 June 2008

The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan says four of its troops were killed and two wounded in a bomb explosion Saturday in the southern part of the country.

A coalition statement says a roadside bomb exploded as the troops were conducting operations in Kandahar province. The statement did not specify the soldiers' nationalities.

Polish defense officials say a roadside bomb Saturday killed a Polish soldier serving with NATO forces in the southeastern province of Paktika. Four other soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Afghan and NATO forces conducted a major operation in Kandahar this week they say cleared out Taliban militants from several villages.

An Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman, General Mohammad Zahir Azimi, said at least 56 militants were killed in the operation, along with at least two Afghan soldiers.

On Friday, a suicide bomber killed at least six civilians and one soldier serving with the U.S.-led coalition in southern Helmand province.
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