US-led soldier killed in C Afghanistan

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

A soldier enlisted by the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has been killed by Å“direct fire” in central Afghanistan.

The Western military alliance confirmed the death on Sunday. However, the ISAF did not elaborate on the exact location of the incident or the nationality of the dead soldier.

According to the website, at least 3,356 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001, which was conducted as part of the so-called war on terror.

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

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.


Republished from: Press TV