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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007, 11:41 GMT 12:41 UK
Afghan ambush kills Nato members
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Suspected militants have ambushed a Nato convoy in Afghanistan, killing two of its number, the alliance has said.

A soldier and a translator were killed when the convoy was attacked with small arms and rocket propelled grenades.

Nato did not say exactly where Saturday's attack took place, or give the nationalities of those killed.

Meanwhile, there was confusion over Afghan claims that a boat sunk on a river in Helmand province, drowning 60 people including some Taleban fighters.

The defence ministry said fighters were fleeing Afghan forces when they boarded a boat to cross the river, but that it sank and its occupants died.

"According to reports we received, all of them on board were Taleban and were killed," defence ministry spokesman General Mohammad Zahir Azimi said on Sunday.

Other reports, however, suggested that those aboard the boat made it safely across the river and away.




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