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Five Killed In Southern Afghan Attacks


http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan; August 19, 2007 (RFE/RL) --  A suicide bomber blew himself up next to members of a private security firm providing protection for a road-construction company, RFERL's Radio Free Afghanistan reported.


Four Afghan guards were killed in the attack on August 18, and three others were wounded.


Meanwhile, a NATO soldier was killed today while escorting a convoy in southern Afghanistan.


A statement from the alliance did not disclose the soldier's nationality or the exact location of the incident.

The Afghan Insurgency

A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)

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