Roadside bomb kills six Nato servicemen


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Six Nato service members were killed in a roadside blast in eastern Afghanistan yesterday.

The blast was caused by an improvised explosive device but Nato provided no further details about the attack and did not identify the dead troops last night.

The service members' deaths were the latest on Sunday caused by bombs planted by insurgents along road sides, paths or mountain tracks.

In addition to the six Nato deaths, bombs and attacks killed 16 Afghan civilians, five policemen and two members of the US-led coalition in southern Afghanistan, Afghan and Nato authorities said.