A NATO vehicle struck a mine in southern Afghanistan, killing one soldier and wounding another, while a militant attack in the east left a policeman dead, officials said Thursday.
The blast in the south happened on Wednesday, but it was not clear if the mine was planted recently or was old ordnance, said Maj. Charles Anthony, a spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force.
The nationality of the dead and wounded soldiers and the exact location of the explosion were not disclosed.
Also Wednesday, militants attacked a police post in Nuristan province’s Nurgaram district, killing an officer, said Mohammad Dawood Nadim, the deputy police chief.
An unknown number of militants were also wounded in an
ensuing clash, Nadim said.
Afghanistan experienced a record level of violence in 2007, leaving more than 6,500 people dead, according to an Associated Press count based on figures from Western and Afghan officials. (AP)
NATO soldier killed, another wounded in Afghanistan blast