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Nato soldier killed by insurgents

Nato forces say an international service member has been killed in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan.

The international military coalition did not provide further details in its statement on the attack, which happened on Thursday.

Nato typically waits for national authorities to release specifics about their casualties.

It was the ninth international military death since the beginning of October.

So far this year, at least 462 international troops have been killed in Afghanistan.

Nato and Afghan forces killed 13 insurgents in an overnight operation targeting local Taliban leaders in northern Afghanistan, officials said.

One police officer was killed during the joint raid by coalition and Afghan troops in northern Faryab province.

Nato said in a statement that the forces were searching for Taliban leaders in Ghormach and Qaisar districts.

The coalition did not say whether any of the insurgents targeted in the raid were captured or killed.


From Belfast Telegraph