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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Afghan attack kills Nato soldier

A Nato soldier has been killed in eastern Afghanistan

An insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed a Nato service member, the coalition said.

The US-led military coalition says the service member died on Sunday as a result of insurgent fire. It did not provide any other details.

The death brings the number of international force members killed this month in Afghanistan to 20.

May has been the deadliest month this year for international troops in Afghanistan, but casualties are down over previous years as foreign forces pull back and allow Afghan security forces to take the lead before the coalition run by Nato ends its mission next year.

Last May, a total of 44 Nato troops died in Afghanistan.

The coalition also said a car bomb hit a Nato convoy early on Monday in the country's west, but there were no military casualties.

Three Afghan civilians were wounded in the blast that hit the convoy in Farah province, deputy governor Mohammad Rasouli said.

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