NATO soldier killed in roadside blast in weekend violence
A roadside blast killed one Nato soldier and wounded eight others today.
The explosion came the day after Nato and Afghan troops battled a large group
of insurgents who attacked a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing 55
Yesterday's fighting in Uruzgan province was a day after an international
human rights group criticised Nato-led troops in Afghanistan.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch said the troops tactics increasingly endangered civilians and have turned the population against the Western alliance.
Nato's top commander apologised for civilian deaths caused by fighting between
Taliban militants and Nato forces earlier in the week, but said insurgents
endanger civilians by hiding among them.
``Sadly, in asymmetric warfare, when you're battling an insurgency, typically
the insurgents do not play by the same rules that we would like to play by,'' US
General James Jones said.