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Nato soldier killed in Afghanistan blast

A coalition service member has been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, Nato said today.

The international alliance said the blast happened yesterday but gave no other details about the attack or the nationality of the dead soldier.

It was one of four coalition deaths yesterday.

A Nato helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing two on board, and a service member was killed in an unspecified "insurgent attack" elsewhere in Afghanistan.

More than 200 Nato troops have died so far this year in Afghanistan, many of them in the southern provinces where Taliban fighters are trying to regain territory lost over the winter.