Kabul: Five NATO troops have been killed in
Afghanistan`s insurgency-hit south, the coalition force said
One soldier was killed by a homemade bomb and two others
died following an insurgent attack on yesterday, said a
statement from NATO`s International Security Assistance Force
(ISAF) without giving further details.
Two Danish soldiers were also killed yesterday when their
tank hit a roadside bomb while on patrol in restive Helmand
province. The explosion left three other soldiers injured, two
of them seriously, the Danish military said.
Improvised explosive devices are the weapons of choice
for Taliban fighting an increasingly deadly insurgency in
their southern heartlands of Helmand and Kandahar provinces,
where around 30,000 international troops are deployed.
The deaths bring the overall number of foreign troops
killed in Afghanistan this year to 422, according to an agency tally based on that kept by the independent icasualties.org