3 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

09:02, June 08, 2010      

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Three more soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in Afghanistan's troubled southern region on Monday, brining the fatalities of the alliance to eight over the past two days, a press release of the alliance said.

"Two ISAF service members died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan today," the press release added.

In a separate operation, one ISAF service member died as a result of small-arms fire in southern Afghanistan Monday, the press release said.

However, it did not disclose the nationalities of the victims, saying, "it is the ISAF policy to defer identification procedures for casualties to the relevant national authorities."

Three more ISAF soldiers were killed in a road accident on Sunday while two others died in hostile fire, according to a statement of the alliance released on Sunday.

More than 130 NATO-led soldiers, with the majority of them Americans, have been killed so far this year in the militancy- plagued post-Taliban country.

Source: Xinhua


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