‘US-led soldier killed in Afghanistan’

A soldier serving with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan (file photo)

One soldier deployed by the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has been killed in eastern Afghanistan, the coalition has announced.

The US-led Western military alliance said in a statement that the soldier was killed in a direct fire attack on Monday. The ISAF did not elaborate on the exact location of the incident or the nationality of the dead soldier.

According to the website icasualties.org, at least 3,348 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001, which was conducted as part of Washingtonâ„¢s so-called war on terror.

The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains across Afghanistan, despite the presence of foreign troops.

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

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Republished with permission from: Press TV