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Nato troops killed in Afghanistan

Five Nato troops have been killed in three attacks in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

None of the five are believed to be British.

Four of them were killed in the east of the country - three in a roadside bombing and one in another attack. Another was killed in a roadside bombing in the south.

The deaths bring to 16 the number of international troops killed in Afghanistan so far this year.

Last year was the deadliest of war for international forces, with more than 700 killed, compared to just over 500 in 2009.

The deaths came on a day when the Taliban killed six people in two other bombings which targeted the Afghan intelligence services.

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