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Four Nato troops die in Afghanistan

A series of bomb blasts and militant attacks killed 11 people across Afghanistan, including a British soldier, four other Nato service members and three Afghan police.

The British soldier, from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, was caught in a blast while on patrol in the Nad'e Ali area of Helmand province on Remembrance Sunday morning.

Nato also said three coalition service members were killed on the same day in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, and in the south a roadside bomb killed a Danish soldier and wounded an interpreter.

The deaths brought to 31 the number of coalition service members who have died in Afghanistan so far this month.

Militants also killed three Afghan policemen, who died when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Uruzgan province in the south, said governor Khudi Rahim. Two other policemen were wounded in the blast in Tarin Kot district.

Tens of thousands of Afghan and coalition troops are pressing insurgents throughout southern and eastern Afghanistan and militants are retaliating with attacks on government workers and others aligned with the international troops.

A bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded in a marketplace in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province, just east of the Pakistan border, killing two people and wounding 10.

And in Nangahar province, a bomb placed in a wheelbarrow exploded in the provincial capital of Jalalabad, killing one person and wounding nine others, including six children and two women.


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