NATO soldier killed in Afghan blast

September 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Sep 9 (IANS) A soldier with the NATO-led coalition was killed Sunday in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the military alliance said in a statement.

“An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan today,” the NATO-led ISAF forces said in the statement, reported Xinhua.

The statement disclosed neither the nationality of the victim nor the details about the incident under the ISAF policy.

Troops mainly from US, Britain and Australia have been stationed in the southern region within the framework of ISAF to curb Taliban-linked insurgency there.

Currently over 130,000 NATO-led ISAF troops with majority of them Americans have been serving in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime was toppled in late 2001.

Over 320 foreign soldiers, most of them Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan since beginning this year.

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