7 Jan 2012

Eight NATO troops killed in Afghanistan

4:39 am on 7 January 2012

Eight NATO troops in Afghanistan have been killed during the last 48 hours.

In a statement, NATO said four solders were killed on Friday when a roadside bomb went off in southern Afghanistan. A fifth died in a separate incident.

On Thursday, three soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb.

More than 560 foreign troops were killed last year in Afghanistan.