NATO soldier killed in south Afghanistan

17:20, August 21, 2010      

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A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed Saturday in Afghanistan's restive southern region bringing the number of casualties of the alliance to four over the past two days in the war-torn nation, ISAF said in a press release.

"An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan today,"the press release added.

Another ISAF soldier was killed in similar incident also in the southern region of Afghanistan on Friday.

Two more ISAF soldiers from Australia were killed in an Iprovised Explosive Device (IED) attack in the same region - the Taliban stronghold in south of war-torn country on Friday.

However, the alliance did not disclose the nationalities of the remaining two victims by saying "It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities."

Troops from U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia and Holland have been serving in Afghanistan's volatile southern region.

Over 430 soldiers of NATO-led ISAF forces have been killed in the war against Taliban since beginning this year in the military- hit country.

More than 130,000-strong NATO-led ISAF forces have been stationed in Afghanistan to ensure peace in the war-torb central Asian state.



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