KANDAHAR (AFP) Bombs and shootings on Monday killed five NATO soldiers and targeted two pro-government officials in Kandahar, the Talibans former capital in southern Afghanistan, officials said. NATOs International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said four soldiers were killed in bomb attacks in the south and a fifth died fighting rebels in the east of the country. It declined to release their nationalities. The new deaths took to 561 the number of foreign troops killed in the Afghan war so far in 2010. In Kandahar city, deputy mayor Noor Ahmad Nazari was shot and seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting. He was on his way home from the office when two armed motorcyclists opened fire on his car. He was seriously injured and taken to hospital, said provincial government spokesman Zalmai Ayobi. Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the Taliban have been blamed for frequent attacks on government officials and allies in Kandahar. On Monday, gunmen shot and killed a former district governor and current member of the Kandahar provincial religious council, said provincial governor Tooryalai Wesa. Habibullah was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle in Kandahar city and was martyred, the governor told reporters. Police in the south said that three civilians were killed when NATO-led troops chased a Taliban leader through mud-brick houses in a village. ISAF said that according to initial reports, no civilians were hurt in the incident, but confirmed that several insurgents were killed in Helmand province. Deputy provincial police chief Kamaluddin Khan told AFP that Western troops raided houses in Kajaki district, killing at least three civilians and 14 insurgents late Sunday. ISAF released a statement with a full description of the incident, saying it killed insurgents fighting house to house while chasing a local Taliban commander. It did not give a figure for the rebels casualties. An AFP reporter saw eight people, including one woman and two children, in a hospital in neighbouring Kandahar, where they were admitted with injuries. The patients said the injuries were caused by foreign troops.