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NATO: 3 troops killed in bombing in Afghanistan

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An Afghan police officer, left, looks at a police vehicle damaged in a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. An Afghan police officer, left, looks at a police vehicle damaged in a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb killed three NATO service members in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, while a bomb targeting Afghan policewomen killed three people in the west, officials said.

The coalition did not disclose further details about the deaths of the three NATO troops. So far this year, 447 international service member have been killed in Afghanistan.

The bomb targeting the policewomen was planted on a motorbike parked on a road leading to the airport in Herat, said Sayd Sharif Mohammadi, the police commander for the airport. When five Afghan policewomen rode by in their vehicle, the remote-controlled device was detonated, killing one policewoman and two civilians.

Mohammadi said the explosion also wounded 10 people — the other four female police officers riding in the police vehicle, its driver and five civilians who were near the blast.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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