US, NATO casualties rise in Afghanistan
Kabul: With the death of another NATO soldier by a bomb in the southern territory, the figure of death of foreign troops rose to 171 since January 01 this year in Afghanistan.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), when communicating the loss of one of its soldiers, omitted his nationality and the exact location of the incident.
Between January and April this year, 171 US and NATO soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, compared to 520 in 2009, according to the independent website icasualties.org.
The troops from the Pentagon and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), about 130,000 in number, will increase to
150,000 for summer of which more than two thirds will be Americans.
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