KABUL, Afghanistan - Roadside bombs and insurgent attacks killed 16 Afghan civilians, five policemen and two members of the U.S.-led coalition in southern Afghanistan where militants are trying to reclaim territory, according to Afghan and NATO authorities.
The civilians, including women and children, were killed in a trio of blasts in Arghistan district, along Afghanistan's border with Pakistan.
The policemen were killed while responding to a gun battle being waged against insurgents early Sunday at a checkpoint in the Musa Qala district of neighboring Helmand province.
Separately, two NATO service members were killed in southern Afghanistan -one in a roadside bomb explosion on Saturday and the other during an insurgent attack on Sunday.
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