ISAF soldier killed in IED strike
Kabul, AFGHANISTAN, 30 April 2010 (Pajhwok Afghan News) -A NATO-led soldier has been killed in a roadside bomb attack in volatile southern Afghanistan, where militant-linked violence has sharply spiked in recent months, the alliance said on Friday.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service-member died as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED) strike, NATO said, without giving details of the attack or the fallen soldier's nationality. Most of the foreign troops fighting the Taliban insurgents in the south are from the United States, Britain and Canada. American and Britain have born the brunt of troop casualties in Afghanistan. During the current year so far, 172 foreign soldiers have died in the country. At least 520 international troops were killed fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2009, the deadliest year for them since 2001. Meanwhile, Taliban militants claimed killing a number of foreign soldiers in clashes in different parts of the lawless southern province of Helmand. However, they did not put a specific figure on the fatalities.
Von: (c) 2010 Asia Pulse Pty Limited.