Kabul: Two NATO soldiers, one of them
British, were killed fighting militants in southern
Afghanistan on Friday, officials said.
Another British soldier died in a hospital in England
from injuries he had sustained in Afghanistan, the British
defence ministry said.
NATO`s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
said it lost two soldiers fighting insurgents today. An ISAF
official confirmed that one of the soldiers was a Briton whose
death was announced in London.
The soldiers were killed in separate attacks in southern
Afghanistan, where the insurgency is most intense, the ISAF
Much of southern Afghanistan is troubled by a Taliban-led
insurgency now into a ninth year and at its most violent.
There are about 150,000 international troops deployed in
Afghanistan under US command to flush out remnants of the
Taliban, who went on the offensive after being toppled from
government in the late 2001 US-led invasion.
Last deaths took to 431 the number of foreign troops
killed this year in the Afghan war, compared to 520 for all of
2009, according to an AFP tally based on that kept by the
independent icasualties.org website.