NATO soldier killed in S. Afghanistan
A soldier of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed in an Improvised Explosive Device IED) in south Afghanistan, a press release of the troops issued here Monday said, Xinhua reported.
"An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died yesterday as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strike that occurred in southern Afghanistan," the press release added.
It did not say the exact location of the incident.
Currently a U.S.-led operation is going on against Taliban militants since July 2 in Helmand province and adjoining areas.
The press release did not identify the nationality of the killed soldier, saying it is ISAF policy not to release the nationality of any casualty prior to the relevant national authority doing so.
Troops from U.S., Britain, the Netherlands, Australia and Canada have been stationed in south Afghanistan to ensure stability in Taliban hotbed.