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British soldier killed in south

British soldier killed in south

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May 15, 2011 - 20:02

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): A British soldier has been killed in home-made roadside bomb blast in Afghanistaninfo-icon's south, the British Ministry of Defence announced on Sunday.

A ministry statement said the British soldier was killed in the blast in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province. The soldiers were on a clean-up operation when came under attack in the region, it said.

NATOinfo-icon-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) in a statement said a soldier was killed in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on Sunday in Afghanistan's restive southern region.

"An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today," said the statement release by ISAF.

However, the brief statement did not reveal the nationality of the victim, saying it is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.

Troops mainly from US, Britain, Canada and Australia have been stationed in the southern region within the framework of ISAF to fight Talibaninfo-icon militants there.

Over 160 NATO soldiers, most of them Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan since beginning this year.

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