2 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Two soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have been killed in the militancy-plagued Afghanistan, a press release of the alliance said on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
"Two ISAF service members died in Afghanistan yesterday," the press release said.
Giving details, the press release added that one U.S. service member was killed in an insurgent attack in western Afghanistan.
However, it added this event was not related to the ongoing search operation for two U.S. Army soldiers went missing in northwest Badghis province on Wednesday.
Another NATO's service member was killed by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) in southern Afghanistan.
Nevertheless, the press release did not identify the nationality of the second casualty or the exact place of the incident, adding that it is ISAF policy to defer identification procedures of casualties to the relevant national authorities.
Meantime, NATO-led peacekeeping troops in another press release said that Afghan and international forces killed several militants in Taliban former stronghold Kandahar on Saturday. However, it did not give the exact figure.
Taliban militants have yet to make comment.