Published November 20, 2014
Roadside bombings on Wednesday killed a local Afghan government official and a NATO service member, authorities said.
Sarhadi Zewak, a spokesman for Laghman province, said the head of Dawlat Shahi district, died Wednesday when his motorcycle hit a roadside bomb.
He was on his way to his office with a school headmaster, who was injured in the explosion, Zewak said.
NATO said the coalition service member was killed Wednesday in the south, but did not provide further details.
So far this year, 102 members of U.S.-led coalition have been killed in Afghanistan.
Separately, the Helmand provincial governor's office said three local Afghan policemen were killed in Musa Qala district on Tuesday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up near their vehicle. The three were responding to an earlier attack that killed four policemen at the district police headquarters building.
In Tuesday's bombing, three suicide attackers wearing vests laden with explosives parked their car outside the police building and walked toward the entrance, said Daud Ahmadi, a provincial spokesman. Ahmadi said police killed one attacker and the other two blew themselves up inside the compound.
However, an Associated Press photographer at the scene Tuesday saw two suicide attackers who were fatally shot and the remains of a third who had blown himself up.