KABUL, Afghanistan — The head of a provincial health
department in northern Afghanistan was killed Tuesday by a bomb planted
in his private clinic, while three NATO service members were killed in
attacks, officials said.
Dr. Azizullah Safari was walking up to
his second-floor clinic when a bomb exploded under the stairwell, said
Muhbobullah Sayedi, a spokesman for the governor of Kunduz province.
Tuesday, the international coalition reported the deaths of three
service members, bringing to at least 67 the number of its troops killed
in the war so far this month.