NATO bombs Taliban in eastern Afghanistan

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 31, 2010 09:52




KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO launched airstrikes Monday against Taliban insurgents who had forced government forces to abandon a district in eastern Afghanistan. The NATO commander, meanwhile, said there is "clear evidence" that some Afghan militants have trained in Iran.

NATO reported its 50th death this month, according to a tally by The Associated Press — a service member killed Sunday by a makeshift bomb in the south — as US commanders prepared to mark Memorial Day when America remembers the dead from all its wars.

US military spokesman Lt. Col. Joseph T. Breasseale said the latest service member killed was not an American, though an American was killed in a separate incident on Sunday.


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