NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

19:34, September 07, 2010      

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Taliban attack against NATO-led troops claimed the life of a soldier in Afghanistan on Tuesday bringing the number of fatalities to 12 since beginning this year, the alliance said in a statement.

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

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

Troops from U.S., Britain, Australia, Canada and Holland have been stationed in the restive southern region to strengthen peace in this part of the militancy-ridden country.

More than 500 NATO soldiers with majority of them Americans have been killed in Afghanistan since January this year.

Source: Xinhua

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