2 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Two more soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed Friday in Afghanistan where militancy and conflicts have continued, a press release of the alliance said Saturday, Xinhua reported.
Two ISAF service members were killed yesterday. One, in southern Afghanistan, died of wounds sustained in an IED strike, the other, in western Afghanistan, died of wounds sustained in a vehicle accident, the press release said.
It did not say the nationalities of the victims and the exact place of the incidents.
Meanwhile, the Spanish Defense Ministry confirmed a Spanish soldier died on Friday after an armored vehicle being checked fell on him in west Afghan province of Herat. Local media reports quoted Denmark's military as saying that a Danish soldier Friday was killed by an explosive device in Afghanistan's south Helmand province.
Some eight service members of the NATO-led troops have been killed so far this year in Afghanistan, according to icasualties. org, an independent website which tracks casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fatalities of NATO-led troops in the militancy-plagued Afghanistan in 2009 had been registered 512, local media quoted Jeff Loftin, press officer of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as saying.