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Foreign soldier perishes in Taliban attack

Foreign soldier perishes in Taliban attack

Aug 05, 2011 - 14:14

KABULinfo-icon (PAN):  An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier was killed in southern Afghanistaninfo-icon on Friday, the alliance said.

The soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in the Talibaninfo-icon's southern heartland, a statement from the NATOinfo-icon-led force said.

A day earlier, the multinational force announced the death of five servicemembers in different parts of the country.

In line with its policy, ISAFinfo-icon deferred casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.

With the latest fatality, the number of international troops killed in Afghanistan so far in 2011 has reached 338, including 243 US soldiers.

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