NATO soldier killed in S Afghanistan

21:23, July 01, 2010      

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A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed in Afghanistan's restive southern region Thursday the first day of the month while the ISAF had experienced a deadliest month on June with losing 102 service members in almost nine-years of war.

A press release issued by ISAF Thursday said, "An ISAF service member died following insurgents attack in southern Afghanistan today."

However, the press release did not disclose the nationality of the victim and the exact place of the incident by saying "It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedure to the relevant national authorities."

Around 126,000-strong NATO-led troop are stationed in Afghanistan to ensure durable peace in the militancy-plagued country.

To reverse Taliban momentum and win the war in Afghanistan U.S. President Barack Obama in last November ordered deploying additional 30,000 U.S. troops which will bring to over 150,000 total number of U.S. and NATO troops in war-torn central Asian state by August this year.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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