4 NATO soldiers killed in S. Afghanistan

14:52, June 23, 2010      

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Four more soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in Taliban-linked activities in the troubled southern provinces bringing the number of the alliance fatalities to over two dozen since weekend in Afghanistan, the alliance confirmed in statements released Wednesday.

Almost the lethal homemade device - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) has caused the casualties, according to the statement.

Two ISAF service members were killed in two separate IED attacks in south Afghanistan on Tuesday, the alliance confirmed in two separate statements.

According to the statements, two more service members with ISAF also had lost their lives in Taliban-related activities in the restive southern region on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

Some three dozen NATO-led soldiers have been killed since early June in Afghanistan.

Majority of over 280 NATO soldiers, who have lost their lives since beginning this year, have been killed by IED attacks in the post-Taliban country.

Troops form Untied States, Canada, Britain, Australia, the Netherlands and Denmark have been stationed in southern region within the framework of NATO-led ISAF to help stabilize security in the militancy-plagued Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua


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