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Five coalition service members killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 4 (UPI) — A bomb blast in southern Afghanistan Saturday killed five coalition service members, military officials said.

The roadside bomb was detonated in the Maiwand district of Kandahar province, CNN reported.

Five NATO-led International Security Assistance Force members were killed, said Javid Faisal, spokesman for the provincial governor. Their nationalities were not released.

Afghan intelligence prevented an attack by militants in capital Kabul, the Afghan Khaama Press reported.

The militants were planning to carry out a missile attack in Kabul but Afghan forces, in cooperation with local residents, stopped the attack and seized about 30 75mm artillery rounds and 20 82mm artillery rounds, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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