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2 NATO members killed in blasts s in southern Afghanistan

 A wounded Afghan man chats with a security man at the scene of a bomb explosion in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursd...
 An Afghan refugee child, center, sits in a cart left in an alley of a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. (AP Phot...
 Afghans burn waste items in a polluted river in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Afghanistan

A wounded Afghan man chats with a security man at the scene of a bomb explosion in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursd...

Pakistan Daily Life

An Afghan refugee child, center, sits in a cart left in an alley of a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. (AP Phot...

Afghanistan Daily Life

Afghans burn waste items in a polluted river in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

The alliance announced on Friday, two NATO service members died Friday in roadside bombings in southern Afghanistan as allied and Afghan forces killed three senior Taliban figures and captured 11 fighters and sympathizers. In addition, “a roadside bomb killed four civilians and wounded one in the Tirin Kot district of Uruzgan province, some 250 miles southwest of Kabul,” the Interior Ministry said.

President Hamid Karzai stated this week that his government would accept the Taliban opening a liaison office in Turkey, the Gulf state of Qatar or Saudi Arabia for the purpose of holding peace talks, according to AP.

A NATO statement said an operation earlier this week in Bakwah district in Farah province resulted in the killing of a senior Taliban leader and two of his commanders, as well as a "number of additional insurgents."

“Early on Friday, NATO and Afghan troops captured 11 Taliban fighters or sympathizers who provided logistical support and weapons to insurgents in five separate operations across the country,” it said.


Updated : 2021-05-06 07:22 GMT+08:00