Taliban attack claims NATO soldier life in E. Afghanistan
Another soldier of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed in Taliban-linked activities on Thursday, bringing the number of the alliance' casualties to two since Wednesday, a press release of the alliance said, Xinhua reported.
"An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan today," the press release said.
Nevertheless, it did not identify the nationality of the soldier, saying it is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.
Mostly troops from U.S. are stationed in east Afghanistan.
More than 480 NATO soldiers, with majority of them Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of this year.
Over 140,000-strong NATO-led ISAF forces, with majority of them Americans, have been deployed in Afghanistan to help bring security in the post-Taliban central Asian state.