Nato service member killed in Afghanistan

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A government health worker and his driver were killed today in a roadside bomb blast in northern Afghanistan, officials said.

Dr. Ahmad Jawed Karim and his driver hit an explosive as they were driving in Takhar provinc's Dahana Sangi district, the health ministry said in a statement.

In the south meanwhile, an international service member was killed in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan.

Nato forces said the service member died Sunday but did not provide further detail.

Nato typically waits for national authorities to identify their dead and provide details of fatal incidents.

The latest military death makes 77 international troops killed so far this month.