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Five killed in Afghanistan attacks

Two soldiers with the US-led international military coalition and three Afghan men have been killed during attacks in southern Afghanistan, local and Nato officials have said.

The coalition said the two service members were killed in an insurgent attack in the south where Afghan and international troops are trying to retain control of territory they seized during the past two years.

The coalition did not disclose any more details about the deaths.

The Afghan men died when their car hit a roadside bomb in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province, said provincial police chief general Abdul Razaq.

So far this year, 237 international service members have been killed in Afghanistan, including at least 168 Americans.

On Sunday, three Afghan women died when the tractor they were riding hit a roadside bomb in Khakrez district of Kandahar province, district police chiefs said.

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