2 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

18:54, June 08, 2010      

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Two more soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in Afghanistan's restive southern region on Tuesday, bringing the fatalities of the alliance to 12 over the past two days, a press release of ISAF released here said.

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

The press release did not disclose the nationalities the victims and place of the incident, saying "It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedure to the relevant national authorities."

Over 240 NATO soldiers, with majority of whom Americans have been killed in Afghanistan since beginning this year.

Around 130,000-strong NATO-led troops have been stationed in the post-Taliban country to help stabilize security there.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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