2 more NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

20:20, October 14, 2010      

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In two separate incidents two more soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed Thursday brining to five the number of casualties of the military alliance in a single day on Thursday, a press release of the alliance released said.

"An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan today," the press release added.

Hours before, the ISAF in a separate statement confirmed that an insurgent attack left another NATO soldier dead on the same day Thursday in Afghanistan's restive eastern region.

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

Earlier in the day ISAF also reported losing of three other service members in a Taliban-style IED blast in western part of the militancy-hit Afghanistan.

2010 has already proved the deadliest year for the NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan since the ouster of Taliban regime from power in late 2001 as over 580 soldiers with the NATO-led multinational peacekeeping force have been killed in the conflict- ridden central Asian states sine January this year.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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