NATO announces foreign soldier killed in Afghanistan

NATO said Tuesday a foreign soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, bringing the toll so far this year to 627, according to a report.

Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 13:36 PM IST

Kabul: NATO said Tuesday a foreign soldier was
killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, bringing the toll so far this year to 627, according to a report.

NATO`s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
said the soldier, whose nationality was not revealed, died
yesterday.

There were no further details.
AFP`s tally is based on a count kept by independent
website icasualties.org, which puts the total number of
international troops who died since the war started more than
nine years ago at 2,197.
NATO and the US have more than 150,000 troops deployed to
Afghanistan to fight the insurgency, led by Taliban militants
who have stretched their presence to most parts of the
country.

PTI