Roadside bombs kill 5 NATO troops in Afghanistan

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July 18, 2010 00:24

 
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KABUL, Afghanistan  — Five NATO troops died in roadside bombs in Afghanistan, the alliance said Saturday, as international forces announced that they had foiled a terrorist attack on an upcoming conference in Kabul to be attended by leaders from more than 60 nations.

Security is being tightened across the capital for Tuesday's conference, which is attracting the heads of NATO, the United Nations and top diplomats, including US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In May, Taliban fighters had a gunbattle with security forces and militants launched a rocket that landed with a thud about 100 yards (meters) from the site of a national peace conference in the capital; three civilians, but no conference delegates, were wounded.

Acting on intelligence, a combined international and Afghan commando force captured a Taliban bomb-making expert Friday night in Kabul, NATO said.

Neither Afghan nor NATO officials would not identify the suspect, give details of the plot or say how advanced the planning was. But the Afghan Defense Ministry said several "enemies of the people" were killed in the raid and 26 suspected insurgents were arrested.

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