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Official: British helicopter crashed near Kandahar City

A Kandahar governor spokesman said the crash took place near Kandahar City. Credit: ITV News

A British helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan that killed five service members, took place near Kandahar City, a spokesman for Kandahar governor Tooryalai Wesa told Reuters.

Afghanistan blast caused by 'improvised device'

A Nato statement has said the blast which killed six soldiers was caused by an improvised explosive device in eastern Afghanistan.

The statement provided no further details about the attack and did not identify the dead service members.

The statement said Nato's policy is to allow "national authorities" to give details about the soldiers.

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At least 24 killed in Afghan bomb blasts

A string of roadside bombs and clashes in southern Afghanistan killed at least 24 Afghan civilians and police on Sunday, officials said, in one of the deadliest days of violence in the country for weeks.

Two NATO soldiers were also killed by a roadside bomb and insurgents in separate attacks over the past two days in the south, the coalition said, without providing further details.

Two roadside bombs kills at least 14

Afghan authorities say two roadside bombs have killed at least 14 civilians in southern Afghanistan.

Ahmad Jawed Faisal, the spokesman for Kandahar province, says a minivan ran over one bomb in Arghistan district.

Other civilians, who were riding on a tractor, arrived to help the dead and wounded, but the tractor struck a second bomb in the road.

It's not known how many people died in each blast.

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20 dead in Afghan motorbike bombing

At least 20 Afghan civilians were killed on Wednesday when a bomb planted on a motorbike exploded near the airport in the southern city of Kandahar, officials said.

"The bomb exploded near the airport in a crowded area, killing 20 civilians and wounding 22," said Ahmad Faisal, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

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Nine killed in Afghan bomb attack

A bomb has exploded as a foot patrol made up of Afghan and Nato forces was passing by in the south of the country, killing eight Afghans and one international service member, an Afghan official said.

The group was patrolling through the Arghandab district in Kandahar province when it was caught in the blast, said Shah Mohammad, the district administrator.

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