US-led soldier killed in E Afghanistan

A US-led soldier has been killed in an attack by militants in eastern Afghanistan as foreign fatalities continue to rise across the country.

The US-led forces have confirmed the casualty, but the nationality of the soldier and the exact location of the attack have not been disclosed.

According to official figures released by the website icasualties.org, a total of 66 US-led troops have lost their lives in the war-battered Afghanistan so far in 2013.

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 United States and its allies entered the war in Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washingtonâ„¢s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but after more than a decade, the foreign troops have still not been able to establish security in the country.

The US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history.

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This article originally appeared on: Press TV