May 11, 2010

Two Nato soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Kabul (ANTARA News/AFP) - Two NATO soldiers were killed in separate attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan during the last 24 hours, the military said Friday, taking the death toll for the year to date to 184.

One died in an "insurgent attack" while another was killed by indirect fire, NATO`s International Security Assistance Force said, without giving the nationality of either victim.

There are around 130,000 foreign troops serving in Afghanistan, which is in the grip of a bloody insurgency waged by remnants of the Taliban since they were overthrown in a US-led invasion in late 2001.

More than two thirds are from the United States, which is deploying thousands of reinforcements in an effort to end a war that is claiming record fatalities among foreign troops.

In 2009, 520 foreign soldiers lost their lives in the violence, making it the deadliest year since the Taliban regime was overthrown in a US-led invasion in late 2001.

Source : http://www.antara.co.id/en/news/1273402705/two-nato-soldiers-killed-in-afghanistan

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