Three foreign soldiers killed in Afghanistan: NATO

Nationalities were not disclosed and casualty identification was left to the relevant nation.


Afp August 11, 2013
In line with ISAF policy, nationalities were not disclosed and casualty identification was left to the relevant nation. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KABUL: An insurgent attack in volatile eastern Afghanistan has killed three foreign soldiers on Sunday, reports a statement from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

The deaths bring the number of fatalities among foreign troops this year to 114.

"Three International Security Assistance Force service members died following an enemies of Afghanistan attack in eastern Afghanistan today," said the statement from the NATO-led ISAF.

In line with ISAF policy, nationalities were not disclosed and casualty identification was left to the relevant nation.

International military casualties have fallen in recent months as the Afghan army and police take the lead in the battle to thwart the Taliban insurgency. But areas of the south and east remain highly dangerous.

ISAF's total troop numbers fell from 98,000 to 87,200 between June 24 and August 1, according to official figures, with all combat soldiers due out of the country by the end of next year.

About 60,000 of the coalition troops deployed in Afghanistan are from the United States.

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