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First ISAF solider killed in 2012

First ISAF solider killed in 2012

Jan 03, 2012 - 11:28

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier died in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistaninfo-icon, marking the first foreign troops’ casualty in 2012, the alliance said on Tuesday.

The servicemember died following an improvised explosive device attack, the Talibaninfo-icon's weapon of choice on Monday, the NATOinfo-icon-led troops said in a brief statement.

In line with its policy, ISAFinfo-icon 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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