Roadside bombs kill seven in Afghanistan

Roadside bombs struck Afghan security forces in two separate incidents, killing seven people and wounding five, officials said Wednesday. Three Afghan soldiers were killed and four wounded when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb Wednesday in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, said Gen. Muhammad Zahir Azimi, the Defense Ministry spokesman. US, British and Afghan troops pushed the Taliban out of Musa Qala late last year after the militants overran the area in early 2007 and held it for 10 months. Musa Qala lies at the heart of the country's opium poppy-producing region.