Kabul: NATO on Sunday announced the death of
two foreign soldiers, one of them American, in southern
Afghanistan`s insurgent heartland.
One soldier whose nationality was not given died today
in an insurgent attack, NATO`s International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.
Another, confirmed as an American, died yesterday
following a Taliban-style bomb attack, ISAF said.
The deaths bring to 497 the total number of foreign
troops to die in the Afghan war so far this year, according to
a news agency tally based on that kept by the icasualties.org
The total in 2009 was 521.
The war is nearing the end of its ninth year, with
international troops at almost full strength of 150,000, from
the United States and NATO.