In a separate incident, U.S. and Afghan troops killed one suspected bomb maker in a village in the eastern province of Khost.
The troops were raiding a compound linked to homemade-bomb makers in the village of Bodakhel.
In the city of Khost, a suicide bomber blew himself up today near an Afghan Army convoy, killing one soldier.
The 'Lion Of Panjshir'
LARGER THAN LIFE Ahmad Shah Mas'ud gained international notoriety during the Taliban rule (1994-2001) as the leader of the only military group that the hard-line regime failed to crush. The public stature of the United Front (aka Northern Alliance) commander arguably reached its zenith after he was assassinated by Al-Qaeda killers posing as journalists on September 9, 2001. (more)