Five NATO soldiers killed in IED attacks in Afghanistan

13:45, July 06, 2010      

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Another five soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in separate Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks in Afghanistan' s southern provinces and western region, bringing to six the number of military casualties in a single day on Monday, ISAF said in a press release on Tuesday.

"Two ISAF servicemembers died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan yesterday," ISAF said in the press release.

Two other foreign soldiers were killed in western Afghanistan in similar attack while the fifth ill-fated trooper was also killed in southern Afghanistan, the stronghold of Taliban militants, on the same day Monday.

On Monday, ISAF confirmed that another soldier was killed in Afghanistan's eastern provinces.

However, the military alliance avoided to disclose the nationalities of the troopers by saying "It is ISAF policy to defer identification procedures for casualties to the relevant national authorities."

Roadside bombs and IEDs have proved the deadliest weapons organized by Taliban militants as majority of more than 320 ISAF soldiers who lost their lives in militancy-hit Afghanistan since beginning this year had been killed by the lethal weapons.

Source: Xinhua


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