US troops killed in Afghan prison

Prisoner kills two Marines after escaping from prayer room and grabbing rifle.

    Anti-government fighters also attacked three Nato combat posts in  southeast Afghanistan [AFP]
     

    The latest deaths bring the overall number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan this year to 426, compared to 520 for all of 2009, according a tally kept by icasualties.org, an independent monitoring group.

    Posts attacked

    Elsewhere, seven suspected fighters were killed and five people were wounded, including four US soldiers, when anti-government fighters attacked three Nato combat posts on Monday, Nato said.

    The attack happened in the rural province of Paktika, which shares a long, porous border with Pakistan and is seen as a hotbed of Taliban activity.

    "The attack ... [lasted] for four hours," US Air Force Master Sergeant Lori Mills said.

    "Seven enemy, among them suicide attackers, tried to attack three Afghan and coalition posts," she said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months