You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

NATO soldier dies in Afghanistan

KABUL — A man in an Afghan national security forces uniform killed a NATO service member Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, the international military coalition said.

The alliance did not provide the nationality of the soldier, nor other details, but said an investigation has been launched. Most of the foreign forces serving in the east are from the United States.

Continue reading below

At least 15 foreign soldiers have been killed this year in insider attacks, compared to a total of 62 last year. A total of 133 coalition soldiers have been killed so far this year, including 104 Americans.

In other attacks, Afghan officials said, violence over two days killed 32 people and wounded 35 across Afghanistan.

Fared Ayal, a police spokesman for southern Uruzgan province, said Sunday overnight fighting at a police checkpoint killed 10 police officers, eight insurgents, and three civilians.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that an insurgent mortar round fired in eastern Nuristan killed seven civilians, a claim denied by the Taliban in an e-mail.

President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack, which took place near a mosque, along with another mosque bombing in eastern Ghazni that killed two civilians and wounded four. Neither attack targeted government or military personnel.

Both the government and insurgents regularly inflate casualty figures, which cannot be immediately confirmed.

The Interior Ministry also said insurgents beat and killed two boys they accused of spying for the government in eastern Kunar province, a charge also denied by the Taliban.

Violence has been escalating around the country in recent months as insurgents press a campaign to retake territory, which they have so far not managed to do.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.