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Published: Sunday, 11/3/2013

Officials: 1 NATO service member, 2 police officers killed by small-arms fire in Afghanistan


KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO says a foreign soldier has been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, while authorities say two officers have been killed in separate shootings in the country’s south.

A NATO statement says that the soldier was shot dead today. It did not say where the shooting happened, nor did it give the nationality of the soldier killed in the attack.

In southern Uruzgan province, police spokesman Fared Ayel said a group of insurgents attacked a police checkpoint in the Dehrawod district today. The spokesman says one officer and four insurgents were killed in the attack, which also wounded four.

In southern Kandahar city, governor’s spokesman Javed Faisel said a police officer was shot and killed by two gunmen riding a motorbike.

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