"NATO" Soldier Killed, Others Wounded in Afghanistan Print
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"NATO" Soldier Killed, Others Wounded in Afghanistan

CBC News
- A NATO soldier was killed and several others wounded on Monday in southern Afghanistan during an attack on a militant base. The alliance has not disclosed the nationalities of the dead and wounded soldiers.

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NATO soldier killed,
several wounded in Afghan attack

CBC News 
January 15, 2007 
7:32 AM ET

An Afghan security official inspects the blast site where a roadside explosion hit a convoy of NATO-led troops in southern Afghanistan on Monday, wounding two NATO soldiers. 

NATO troops were attacking the militant base when they were "engaged from several insurgent positions," the alliance said.

Aircraft later bombed the militant fighters.

Canadians aid wounded

Earlier on Monday, Canadian soldiers assisted two NATO soldiers wounded in a roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan Monday.

The bomb hit a convoy of soldiers in Sanzary, near the Panjwaii district.

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A spokesperson for the Canadian Forces said the wounded were not Canadian. They are believed to be American.

Canadian troops in the area secured the bomb site and helped bring the wounded soldiers to a nearby hospital for treatment. Their condition isn't known.

Militants often use remote-controlled explosive devices in their fight against foreign and Afghan security forces.

More than 2,000 Canadian troops are serving in the southern Kandahar region of Afghanistan. Forty-four soldiers and one diplomat have died since the mission started in 2002.

With files from the Associated Press and the Canadian Press

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 January 2007 23:20