December 30th, 2009
09:58 AM ET

'Several' insurgents, 2 Afghan forces killed in fighting

KABUL, Afghanistan  - Afghan and international forces killed "several insurgents" in a northeastern province after militants attacked Afghan soldiers and police, the NATO-led command said Wednesday. The incident occurred on Wednesday in the Baghlan Jadid district of Baghlan province. The insurgent ambush left left two Afghan service members dead and others wounded, but there were no civilians or international force casualties. 

U.S., British and other international troops have teamed up with Afghan security forces throughout the country to fight Taliban militants, especially in the south and the east. But violence hasn't been as widespread in Baghlan and the country's other northern provinces. 

Also on Tuesday, a U.S. service member died in western Afghanistan after a shooting, military authorities said. The service member is under NATO's International Security Assistance Force command.

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