Two NATO and two Afghan soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Two NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan Wednesday while an alliance air strike killed two Afghan Army soldiers in the east of the country, officials said, DPA repoted.
The two ISAF personnel died in an insurgent attack in the south of the country, the alliance said without revealing the nationalities of the deceased.
More than 680 international troops have been killed in the war so far this year, the bloodiest since the start of US-led invasion more than nine years ago.
A NATO air strike in the eastern province of Logar killed two Afghan Army soldiers in a friendly fire incident and wounded five others, the Defence Ministry said in statement on Wednesday.
The ministry condemned the attack that took place on Tuesday night.
The Afghan soldiers who came under fire had gone to the area to support foreign troops, said Din Mohammed Darwish, the provincial governor's spokesman.
A suicide bomber was the sole victim of an attempted attack on an Afghan military base in the southern province of Helmand, said Daud Ahmad, the provincial governor's spokesman.
The suicide bomber killed himself in Gereshk, a district in the volatile province, when he detonated his explosive vest. No one else was injured.
A second suicide bomber was arrested by security forces, the spokesman said.
A civilian woman accused of adultery was shot dead by militants on the order of local Taliban commander in the northern province of Takhar, a district governor said Wednesday.
The killing took place in Khoja Ghar district on Tuesday night after the militants raided the house of 33-year-old Zarmina, district governor Mullah Omer told the German Press Agency dpa.
"Zarmina was accused of having illicit sexual relations and was shot dead by Taliban militants in a village near the district headquarters last night," Omer said.