NATO soldier killed in Afghan blast

Kabul, June 10 (IANS) A NATO soldier was killed in a blast in Afghanistan Monday, the coalition force confirmed.

"One International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan today," Xinhua reported, quoting a statement of the NATO-led ISAF.

The statement gave neither the nationality of the victim nor the details about the incident under the ISAF policy.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the militant group launched spring offensive in late April against government forces and 100,000-strong NATO-led troops stationed in the country.

A total of 84 foreign soldiers, most of them Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year.


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