Afghan soldiers at a checkpoint in Konar Province (epa)
October 3, 2006 -- Two U.S. soldiers and one Afghan soldier have been killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan.
The U.S. military says three U.S. soldiers also were wounded in "fighting with enemy combatants" on the evening of October 2 in Pech district of Konar Province.
The same day, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in downtown Kabul, wounding three NATO soldiers and three civilians.
The bomber blew himself up near a military convoy on a busy road in the east of the capital that is frequently used by international troops.
About 140 foreign troops have been killed in violence or accidents during operations in Afghanistan this year, most of them Americans, Canadians, and Britons.
(AP, AFP, Reuters)