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Three NATO soldiers killed in the southern Afghan province of Helmand have been identified as British.

Britain's Ministry of Defense says their armored vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device on April 30 while on a routine patrol in Nahr-e Saraj district.

More than 440 British service personnel have died since operations in Afghanistan began in 2001.

Nine Afghans were killed in separate attacks on April 30.

In southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials say a roadside bomb in the Shah Wali district of Kandahar Province killed three Afghan civilians and wounded five.

Another roadside bomb in the southern province of Uruzgan killed four Afghan civilians and wounded two.

And in the northern Kunduz Province, a roadside bomb targeted local police commander Miran, killing him and his driver.

Two other police officers were reported wounded in the explosion.

With reporting by AFP and AP