Eight NATO troops killed in Afghanistan blasts

Eight NATO soldiers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan, the military said on Friday.

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 22:00 PM IST

Kabul: Eight NATO soldiers have been killed
in a series of bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan, the
military said on Friday.
Three died yesterday, another lost his life in a blast
today and four more were killed in second attack later in the
day.

NATO`s US-led International Security Assistance Force did
not release the nationalities of the soldiers, in keeping with
policy.

Details would be released by the soldiers` home
countries, a spokesman said.
More than 560 foreign troops were killed last year in
Afghanistan, where some 130,000 US-led troops are fighting an
insurgency by hardline Taliban Islamists against the
Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.

PTI