NATO soldier killed IED blast in Afghanistan

20:58, January 31, 2011      

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A soldier with NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) lost his life in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast Monday in Afghanistan, a statement of the military alliance released here said.

"An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan today," the statement said.

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.

Troops mostly from U.S. have been deployed in the eastern region of Afghanistan.

As of January 30 this year, according to iCasualties, a website tracking NATO-led forces in war on terror, 30 service members with 21 of them Americans had been killed in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua
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