Afghanistan Taliban ‘kill 22’ in mountain ambush



Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have killed at least 22 security force members in an ambush in Sar-e-Pol province north of Kabul, officials say.

They say that the Taliban attacked from the mountains as the convoy was travelling through Laghman valley.

The Sar-e-Pol provincial governor said that a number of vehicles belonging to the security forces were destroyed.

Earlier a civilian was killed and three foreigners injured in a suicide bomb attack in the capital Kabul.

Villagers also accused Nato of killing seven civilians, including a nine-year-old child, in an air strike in in eastern Paktia province.

They were the first people reported killed in air strikes since the new government was installed at the end of September.

Nato said Sunday’s strike killed “eight armed enemy combatants”.

The issue of Nato air strikes was the most contentious of the many disputes that former President Hamid Karzai had with the international community, reports the BBC’s David Loyn in Kabul.

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