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Afghan Police, NATO Troops Killed In Separate Attacks

Ten Afghan policemen have been killed in the southern Helmand Province when the vehicle in which they were traveling hit a roadside bomb.

Daud Ahmadi, the provincial governor's spokesman, said the police were returning from a recruitment center.

Ahmadi said all the policemen were members of the U.S.-funded Afghan Local Police and some of those killed were new recruits.

Meanwhile, NATO says a man wearing an Afghan army uniform killed two NATO troops in eastern Afghanistan. The alliance gave no further details.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which they said targeted French troops in Kapisa Province, which is east of the capital, Kabul.

France confirmed that two of its troops were killed in the attack.

compiled from agency reports