Two ISAF soldiers killed in south
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) servicemembers were killed in two separate incidents of violence in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials and the force said.
One ISAF soldier was killed when an armed insurgent opened fire at a joint patrol of Afghan the foreign troops in the ninth district of Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, officials and witnesses said.
The attacker was also killed, but three civilians sustained injuries when the combined force retaliated, shopkeeper Baz Mohammad said.
The gun-battle broke out in Brekhna Koot area after the militant opened fire at the forces, he said. The attacker was also killed and three civilians injured in the crossfire, he said.
Provincial police chief, Col. Shir Shah Yusufzai, confirmed the incident, saying the injured included two children and a shopkeeper. The injured were rushed to the Mirwais Hospital, he said.
There has been no word from the Taliban and foreign forces about the incident.
Meanwhile, an International Security Assistance Force service member died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, the force said in a brief statement.
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