KABUL – NATO says an American service member has been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.
NATO said Saturday that the U.S. soldier died following the attack on Friday in southern Afghanistan. No other details were disclosed.
It also reported that a joint Afghan-international force on Saturday killed a Taliban commander believed responsible for planning attacks and buying weapons and bomb components in the Nirkh district of Wardak province, south of Kabul.
The Taliban commander ran into a nearby mosque and when he didn't come out, Afghan soldiers went in after him. NATO says the Taliban commander, who was heavily armed with grenades and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, was killed in a shootout inside the mosque.