Two US-led troops slain in Afghanistan

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

Two foreign soldier serving with the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has been killed in a bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

Å“Two ISAF service members died following an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan today,” the Western military contingent said in a statement on Saturday.

However, it did not provide any information about the identity of the soldier and the exact location of the bombing.

According to official figures released by the website, 10 US-led troops have lost their lives in war-battered Afghanistan in July. Most of the foreign service members have died as a result of militant attacks and roadside bombs.

The website added that the overall number of ISAF soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan stands at 105, out of which 81 are American.

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.

In late April, the Taliban announced the start of their annual offensive against US-led and Afghan forces, vowing they would use “every possible tactic” to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces. They specifically mentioned insider attacks and bomb attacks.

The announcement has prompted the Afghan authorities to beef up security in major cities across the country, including the capital city of Kabul.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan 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.


Republished from: Press TV