NATO: US service member killed in Afghanistan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KABUL (AP) - NATO says an American service member has been
killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.

NATO said Saturday that the U.S. soldier died following the
attack on Friday in southern Afghanistan. No other details were

It also reported that a joint Afghan-international force on
Saturday killed a Taliban commander believed responsible for
planning attacks and buying weapons and bomb components in the
Nirkh district of Wardak province, south of Kabul.

The Taliban commander ran into a nearby mosque and when he
didn't come out, Afghan soldiers went in after him.

NATO says the Taliban commander, who was heavily armed with grenades and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, was killed in a shootout inside the mosque.

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