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7 ISAF members killed in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • International Security Assistance Force deaths occur in southern Afghanistan
  • 5 service members are killed in an IED attack
  • 2 are killed in another IED attack
  • A district sub-governor also is killed in the Jalalabad district

Kabul, Afghanistan -- Seven International Security Assistance Force service members were killed in two incidents Monday in southern Afghanistan, the military said.

Five service members were killed in one improvised explosive device attack, according to a news release from the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command.

In a separate incident, two other ISAF service members were killed by an IED, it said.

In addition, a district sub-governor was killed and four of his bodyguards were wounded Monday when a vehicle-borne IED blew up outside the governor's palace in the Jalalabad district of Nangarhar province, according to a news release from ISAF joint command.

The blast killed Sayeed Mohamed Paliwan, the sub-governor of La'l Por district, it said, citing official reports.

Initial reports indicated the IED was attached to the bottom of the sub-governor's vehicle, it said.