Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Afghan bomb blast kills US-led soldier

A roadside bomb has killed a soldier operating under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in southern Afghanistan, NATO has said.

The US-led alliance said in a statement on Wednesday that the soldier, whose nationality is not yet known, has died in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in the volatile south. 

Attacks on the US-led foreign forces have been steadily increasing over the past few years. 

This year is considered as the deadliest year for NATO in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion in 2001. 

At least 659 foreign troops have been killed in the war-torn country in 2010. 

Civilian and foreign casualties stand at record levels despite the presence of around 150,000 foreign troops and mercenaries in Afghanistan. 

While Western public opinion is growing increasingly tired of the war and the mounting casualties, senior officials in Washington confirmed that the American troops will remain in Afghanistan for at least four more years.soure


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