Seven Afghans executed, 4 NATO troops die: officials


AFP – Insurgents Wednesday executed seven Afghans near Kabul for working with Westerners, Afghan officials said, while four NATO troops and an interpreter were killed in bomb attacks. The deaths come after NATO reported an escalation in insurgent attacks in recent months, amid growing unrest in areas neighbouring the capital. The bodies of four men working for a Western security company were discovered in Jalrez…

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