11 die in Afghan attacks

A SERIES of bomb blasts and militant attacks killed 11 people across Afghanistan, including a British soldier, four other Nato service members and three Afghan police.

Politicians from the North paid tribute to Aaron McCormick from the Royal Irish Regiment killed in Afghanistan on Remembrance Sunday.

The 20-year-old soldier, from Macosquin in Co Derry, died after being caught in an explosion while he patrolled in Nad-e Ali, Helmand province.

Yesterday’s strikes came a day after Taliban fighters stormed a Nato base in eastern Afghanistan.

Nato also said three coalition service members were killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan and, in the south, a roadside bomb killed a Danish soldier and wounded an interpreter, Denmark’s military said.

There are about 700 Danish troops in Afghanistan, based mainly in Helmand.

Yesterday’s deaths brought to 31 the number of coalition service members who have died so far this month.

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