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Three killed in Afghanistan blasts

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.

Press Association


From Belfast Telegraph