Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has killed at least four civilians and a British soldier in Kabul, and a Canadian soldier was killed by mistaken NATO fire in the volatile south.
Authorities say at least three NATO soldiers were wounded in today's (Monday) car bomb attack on the main highway east of the capital.
A NATO spokesman (Major Luke Knittig) says one Canadian soldier was killed and several others seriously wounded after NATO warplanes accidentally fired on their own forces during a major operation in Kandahar province.
NATO says it has killed 200 militants since an offensive called Operation Medusa began Saturday.
In neighboring Helmand province, officials say Taleban rebels attacked the Garmser district office overnight and fought for several hours before withdrawing. Authorities say 16 militants and three policemen were killed in the fighting.