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US soldier shot in Afghanistan

Bagram (Afghanistan), Dec. 21 (Reuters): An American soldier died of gunshot wounds after suspected al Qaida militants fired on a patrol unit in eastern Afghanistan early this morning, the US military said.

It was the first death of a US servicemen from hostile fire in Afghanistan since May 19, and followed a grenade attack in Kabul on Tuesday in which two US servicemen and their Afghan interpreter were wounded.

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