4 US-led soldiers die in Afghanistan

Four foreign soldiers serving with the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have been killed in southern Afghanistan.

The ISAF said in a statement issued on Sunday that the four fatalities occurred œduring a partnered operation in southern Afghanistan today.”

The coalition force did not reveal the nationalities of the victims. No more details have been reported.

On Saturday, a US-led trooper was killed after an Afghan soldier turned his gun on him in the troubled southern region of Afghanistan.

The latest deaths bring the number of US-led soldiers killed in Afghanistan this year to at least 140. However, 2010 remains the deadliest year for foreign military casualties with a death toll of 711.

According to the latest figures released by icasualties.org, more than 3,380 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country over eleven years ago.

The increasing number of military casualties in Afghanistan has caused widespread anger in the United States and other NATO member states, undermining public support for the Afghan war.

The 2001 invasion of Afghanistan was carried out as part of Washington™s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still gripped by insecurity.


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