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Two NATO soldiers, local official killed in Afghanistan

Fresh violence reported in Afghanistan, a day after a wave of bombings killed 19 people.

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Afghan men sit on the back of a police vehicle laden with the victims of a suicide bomb attack in Herat Province on April 10, 2012. At least nine people were killed when two suicide bombers rammed their vehicle into a local government compound near Afghanistan's western city of Herat on on April 10, police and witnesses said. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials said two separate attacks today killed two NATO soldiers as well as a local Afghan official, said The Associated Press

One soldier was killed by a roadside bomb, officials said, while another died in a militant-led attack, both incidents that took place in the country's volatile south. The identities of the two service members were not disclosed.

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Also today, in the eastern Laghman province, a provincial official said the head of Dawlat Shahi district was killed by a roadside bomb while going to his offica along with a school director, who was wounded in the blast, according to AP

The violence comes a day after Taliban-claimed attacks across Afghanistan left as many as 19 people dead, said AP

A total of 103 NATO troops have died in Afghanistan so far this year, according to AP

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