NATO airstrikes target Taliban in east Afghanistan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A school in eastern Afghanistan taken over by Taliban fighters shook under NATO bombs today as Afghan troops battled with the insurgents.

A provincial official says the school was empty at the time of the takeover because the students are on summer break, It was not immediately clear how many insurgents had occupied the school.

NATO had no immediate comment but an Associated Press photographer at the scene saw fighter jets carrying out airstrikes and attack helicopters firing in the direction of the school.

In an unrelated incident, NATO said one of its service members was killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan. It did not release a nationality or any further details.

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