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Officials: 2 NATO troops, 5 Afghan soldiers killed
Officials: 2 NATO service members, 5 Afghan soldiers killed in separate roadside bombings
By The Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ' Two NATO service members and five Afghan soldiers have been killed by roadside bombs in separate incidents in the country's south and east, the alliance and Afghan authorities said Thursday.

NATO said in a statement that its two service members died on Thursday by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan. It did not provide any further details or their nationalities.

In Kabul, the Defense Ministry announced that a roadside bomb in eastern Khost province killed five Afghan soldiers on Wednesday. The ministry gave no other details.

The NATO deaths bring the total in September for international forces to seven. A total of 330 members of the international military coalition have died do far this year.

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