First ISAF solider killed in 2012
KABUL (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier died in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan, marking the first foreign troops’ casualty in 2012, the alliance said on Tuesday.
In line with its policy, ISAF neither revealed the soldier's nationality nor the exact location of the incident.
Mostly, US, British and Canadian soldiers are deployed to the volatile south -- the heartland of the Taliban insurgency.
It was the first international soldier killed in Afghanistan this year. Up to 566 foreign soldiers, including 417 Americans and 45 Britons, were killed in 2011.
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