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ISAF troops die in rebel assault

ISAF troops die in rebel assault

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May 04, 2012 - 13:02

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) troops were killed in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistaninfo-icon on Friday, the alliance said.

The deaths were announced in a brief statement from the 50-nation force that neither revealed the servicemembers’ nationalities nor the exact location.

Mostly US, British and Canadian troops are stationed in the Talibaninfo-icon’s southern heartland. With the latest fatalities, the number of foreign soldiers killed in the country this year has increased to 140, 94 of them Americans.

On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama said: “This time of war began in Afghanistan, and this is where it will end. With faith in each other and our eyes fixed on the future, let us finish the work at hand..."

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