Australian soldiers injured in Afghanistan

An Australian soldier patrolling a desert area in Afghanistan. (file photo)

An attack by Taliban militants has left at least three members of Australian special forces wounded in the troubled southern Afghanistan.

The Australian Defense Ministry said on Friday its soldiers were targeted while they were involved in a joint operation with Afghan forces in Charchino district of Uruzgan province.

At least 125 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year, most of them Americans. However, 2010 remains the deadliest year for foreign military casualties with a death toll of 711.

According to the latest figures released by the website, 3,374 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led war began more than eleven years ago.

Attacks on foreign troops are expected to rise as Taliban militants have announced the beginning of their spring offensive across Afghanistan.

In late April, the Taliban announced that they would use œevery possible tactic” to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan 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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