ISAF loses soldier to direct fire assault
Announcing the death in a brief statement, the alliance deferred casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.
Mostly American forces are stationed in eastern Afghanistan and they have borne the brunt of casualties in the war against insurgents.
According to iCasualties.org that tracks coalition deaths, 99 foreign troops, including 76 US service members, have been killed in Afghanistan so far during the current year.
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