A US-led coalition soldier has been killed in a bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan, the US military says.
A coalition spokesman said a bomb hit his armoured vehicle in a village in Ghazni province after a shoot-out with suspected Taleban fighters.
Elsewhere in the province, gunmen shot dead three people on Saturday night, officials said. In Kandahar province four road workers were also killed.
Violence has increased sharply in southern Afghanistan in recent months.