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2 NATO soldiers killed on last day of 2010

2 NATO soldiers killed on last day of 2010

Dec 31, 2010 - 20:23

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): On the last day of 2010, two NATOinfo-icon soldiers were killed Friday in separate rebel attacks in southern and western Afghanistaninfo-icon, NATO said, taking the death toll for foreign forces to at least 712 for the year.

An International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) service member “died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today,” ISAF said in a statement.

In a separate statement, the force said that another soldier “died following an insurgent attack in western Afghanistan today”.

It would not give further details of the incidents in which the soldiers were killed and would not reveal their nationalities, in line with its policy.

At least 712 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year, according to a tally kept by independent website

2010 has been by far the bloodiest year for foreign forces in the nine-year battle against the Talibaninfo-icon. In 2009, 521 of them died in the country.

Around 140,000 foreign troops, most of them from the US are in Afghanistan to support the government of Hamid Karzai.


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