Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Three killed in Afghanistan blasts

Two bomb blasts have left three people dead in Afghanistan, including a Nato service member

Two separate bombings in Afghanistan have killed a Nato service member as well as an official with the Afghan ministry of women's affairs and her husband.

Nato said the service member was killed by a roadside bomb in the south of the country. No other details were released.

Sarhadi Zwak, a spokesman in eastern Laghman province, said the local official, Anifa Safi, and her husband died when a bomb hidden in their car exploded in the provincial capital of Mehterlam.

No-one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they matched the pattern of Taliban assaults that typically target Afghan government officials and Afghan and foreign forces.

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