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4 NATO-led troops dead in insurgent attacks

4 NATO-led troops dead in insurgent attacks

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May 28, 2011 - 11:17

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) soldiers were killed in separate insurgent attacks in the Talibaninfo-icon's southern heartland, the alliance said on Saturday.

The deaths were announced in brief statements from the multinational force that neither gave the soldiers' nationalities nor the exact location of the attacks.

One soldier died following an insurgent attack on Saturday. Two NATOinfo-icon-led servicemembers were killed in an improvised explosive device attack a day earlier.

Another soldier was killed in a separate militant assault, while a fourth succumbed to a non-battle related injury, the multinational force said, without giving further details.

Late on Thursday, eight US troops and two Afghan policemen were killed in a massive bombing in Kandahar province. The joint force was attacked during a foot patrol in Shorabak district near the Pakistaninfo-icon border.

With the latest fatalities, the number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistaninfo-icon so far during the current year has reached 193. In 2010, the deadliest year for ISAF, 711 NATO-led soldiers were killed.

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