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3 NATO soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

Other News Materials 17 April 2011 11:09
Three soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in two but similar blasts in Afghanistan's restive southern provinces on Saturday, the military alliance said on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
3 NATO soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

Three soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in two but similar blasts in Afghanistan's restive southern provinces on Saturday, the military alliance said on Sunday, Xinhua reported.

"Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan yesterday." said a statement released here by ISAF.

Another ISAF service member was killed in a separate IED explosion in "Taliban hotbed" south Afghanistan Saturday, according to ISAF.

However, the statement did not reveal the nationalities and positions of the victims saying "It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities,"

Troops mainly from the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia have been stationed in the southern region within the framework of ISAF to fight Taliban militants.

The latest military fatalities announced by ISAF bring to eight the number of international troopers who were killed in a single day Saturday.

Five NATO soldiers were killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday.

More than 125 NATO soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since beginning this year.

Nearly 140,000-strong NATO troops with majority of them Americans have been stationed in insurgency-hit Afghanistan.

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