34 militants, 2 Nato service men killed in Afghanistan

NATO says separate attacks have killed two service members in different parts of Afghanistan, while Afghan officials say a two-day operation has left 34 insurgents and two policemen dead.

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34 militants, 2 Nato service men killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: NATO says separate attacks have killed two service members in different parts of Afghanistan, while Afghan officials say a two-day operation in eastern Paktika province has left 34 insurgents and two policemen dead.

34 militants 2 Nato service men killed in Afghanistan

AP

The US-led military coalition in Afghanistan says the NATO troops were killed on Friday in the south and east of the country where most of the fighting is taking place this summer. No other details were released.

Mokhlis Afghan, a spokesman for Paktika, says 34 insurgents including two Taliban commanders were killed Thursday and Friday in four districts of the province. He says three of the insurgents were wearing suicide vests.

So far this year, 195 NATO service members have died in Afghanistan.

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