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ISAF soldier killed

ISAF soldier killed

Jun 15, 2011 - 11:42

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): An international soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in western Afghanistaninfo-icon, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said on Wednesday.

The ISAF service member was killed on Tuesday following an improvised bomb explosion, the alliance said in a brief statement.

In line with its policy, the multi-national force neither revealed the nationality of the fallen soldier, nor the exact location of the incident. However, mostly Italian soldiers are deployed in western Afghanistan, including Herat, Ghorinfo-icon and Farah provinces. Italy has 3,880 soldiers in Afghanistan.

With this latest casualty, the number of international troops killed in Afghanistan this year has reached 241. In 2010, the deadliest year for foreign forces so far, a total of 711 soldiers were killed.



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