NATO soldier killed in S Afghanistan

15:43, August 09, 2010      

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Another soldier of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) killed in Afghanistan on Monday bringing the number of casualties to four in two days, a statement of the alliance released in Kabul said.

"An ISAF service member died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan today," the statement added.

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

Three more soldiers had also lost their lives in the troubled southern region in the deadly IED strikes a day earlier on Sunday, ISAF confirmed in a separate press release but did not reveal their nationalities.

Troops mostly from U.S. Britain, Canada, Australia and Holland are stationed in Taliban hotbed southern region to help strengthen security there.

More than 420 NATO soldiers with majority of them Americans have been killed so far this year in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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