Roadside bomb kills coalition member in western Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A roadside bomb has hit a U.S.-led coalition convoy in western Afghanistan, killing one coalition member.

The coalition did not provide detials of the victim's nationality, but the majority of coalition troops in the region are American.

Meanwhile, in southern Kandahar province, NATO troops killed a civilian riding in a truck that failed to heed warnings to stop.

In Kabul province, the coalition troops killed two suspected Taliban militants and detained six others during a raid. The coalition says a Taliban commander in the area was among those detained.

Afghanistan is seeing a resurgence of violence, even as the U.S. and NATO have poured thousands of new troops into the country.

More than 4,500 people -- mostly militants -- have died so far this year in insurgency-related attacks.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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