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


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