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Bomb kills NATO soldier in Afghan south

Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 13:14

Kabul: A NATO soldier was killed by a bomb in southern Afghanistan on Monday, the military said, adding to a toll of victims of explosives laid by insurgents which is rising almost daily.

NATO`s International Security Assistance Force gave no further details in their statement.

Eight international troops were killed over the weekend, six of them by homemade bombs -- the Taliban`s weapon of choice in their southern heartlands of Helmand and Kandahar provinces, where 30,000 foreign troops are deployed.

The latest death brings the overall number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan this year to 426, compared to 520 for all of 2009, according to a news agency’s tally based on that kept by the independent website.


First Published: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 13:14

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