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Roadside bombs kill 1 Afghan policeman, wound 4; helicopter crash in south kills NATO soldier

An Afghan officer says two roadside bombings in the southern city of Kandahar have killed one policeman and wounded four.

Officer Shamsullha, who like many Afghans goes by only one name, says the first explosion struck a police car on Thursday morning, killing one officer and wounding two.

The second blast, minutes later and at the same location, wounded two more officers.

Meanwhile, the international coalition in Afghanistan says one of its service members died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday in the country's south.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known and the statement did not provide other details. Coalition policy is for home countries to identify their military dead.

All foreign combat troops are scheduled to be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

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