14 Dead In Afghanistan Overnight: NATO Troups Among Them

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Three soldiers from the Nato-led coalition and their interpreter were among the dead, Afghan officials said, as were the local commander of a police reserve unit and three other police.

Six civilians were killed in the blast in Khost province, eastern Afghanistan, and the death toll was expected to climb as many of the wounded were in a critical condition.

A spokesman for the Taliban movement said one of its bombers, called Shoaib, had carried out the blast.

The explosion came a day after the US death toll from the 11-year-long Afghan campaign passed 2,000, according to a tally kept by the AP news agency.

Casualties among Afghan soldiers, policemen and civilians are far higher.

 

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