Roadside bomb kills NATO soldier in S. Afghanistan

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A roadside bombing by Taliban insurgents claimed the life of a soldier with NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)in Afghanistan's southern region on Wednesday, a press release of the alliance said. "An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan today," the press release said.

However, it did not reveal the nationality of the victim, saying it is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.

This is the second NATO soldiers killed in the same region with similar lethal device in Afghanistan over the past two days.

Taliban militants have largely relied on the lethal homemade weapon the IED and suicide attacks which have proved deadly for both military and civilians.

More than 350 NATO soldiers, with majority of them Americans, have been killed so far this year in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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