ISAF soldier killed in Afghanistan

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in Afghanistan (file photo)

Another soldier enlisted with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has died in Afghanistan, raising the number of foreign soldiers killed in the Asian country in the last 24 hours to three, Press TV reports.

According to the US-led military alliance, the soldier was killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in the country’s east.

Meanwhile, the ISAF did not elaborate on the exact location of the incident or the nationality of the dead soldier.

Explosion killed another two US-led foreign soldiers also in eastern Afghanistan earlier on Friday.

According to the latest figures released by the website, 3,364 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led war began more than a decade ago.

A total of 402 US-led soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan in 2012. However, 2010 remains the deadliest year for US-led military casualties, with a death toll of 711.

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

The US and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washingtonâ„¢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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Republished from: Press TV