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2 NATO soldiers killed; bomb targets governor

October 15, 2006

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— Two NATO soldiers were killed Saturday in southern Afghanistan after militants ambushed them with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire, the alliance said.

A roadside bomb, meanwhile, exploded outside a provincial governor's compound - the third attack in five weeks against a provincial leader. The governor of the eastern Afghan province was not hurt but another official was killed, police said.

Canada's defense department identified the dead NATO solders as Canadian but did not release their names. NATO said three soldiers were wounded in the battle in Kandahar province, while Canada said two were wounded. The cause of the discrepancy was not immediately clear.

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