3 ISAF soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Three foreign soldiers and a security contractor working with the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan have died in three separate attacks in the country’s east and south, the coalition has announced.

ISAF issued a statement saying that all four service members were killed on Saturday.

In the east, the Taliban shot dead one soldier and a security contractor, while a roadside bomb killed another soldier, an ISAF spokeswoman said.

In the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, an improvised explosive device killed a third soldier, according to ISAF officials.

Most foreign troops in eastern and southern Afghanistan are from the United States, but ISAF did not announce the nationalities of the dead.

According to the website icasualties.org, a total of 68 US-led troops have lost their lives in Afghanistan so far this year.

As many as 3,317 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led war began in October 2001.

However, in recent months, deaths of international troops have gone down as foreign forces occupying Afghanistan have announced to gradually withdraw from the country.

The US-led war in Afghanistan removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of about over 100,000 US-led troops.


This article originally appeared on: Press TV