2 NATO soldiers killed, 3 injured in northern Afghan province

11:22, June 17, 2010      

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Two NATO soldiers were killed and three others sustained injuries in Kunduz province north of Afghanistan on Wednesday, a spokesman with the alliance in Kunduz province Brigadier Webber said.

"Two soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed and three others sustained injures in Bagh-e-Shurkat area of Kunduz province today," Webber told Xinhua.

An ISAF vehicle was also destroyed, he further said, without giving more details.

Troops from Germany, the U.S. and Belgium are serving in Kunduz province.

More than 260 NATO-led soldiers with majority of them Americans have been killed so far this year in Afghanistan.

Twelve Taliban militants, according to Mohammad Omar the governor of Kunduz province were killed as clash erupted in Gortapa and Padshah Qalandar areas outside Kunduz city Wednesday morning.

Kunduz, a relatively peaceful province until last year, have been the scene of spiraling militancy over the past several months.

Taliban militants have vowed to speed up activities this year in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua


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