US-led soldier killed in Afghanistan
Another US-led foreign soldier has been killed in southern Afghanistan as Taliban militants step up their attacks against foreign forces in the country, Press TV reported.
The soldier, who was a member of NATO's International Security Assistance Force, was killed in a roadside bomb explosion on Wednesday.
The nationality of the soldier and the exact location of the incident have to be released.
In a separate incident, a British soldier was killed in a bomb blast in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. The latest death brought the number of British troops killed since the start of the US-led war in Afghanistan to 340.
At least 597 US-led foreign troops have been killed so far this year. In a recent report, Afghanistan's Baakhtar news agency put the overall death toll of foreign troops at about 4,500.
This year has been the deadliest for foreign forces since the beginning of the war nine in 2001.
With casualties having dramatically risen in Afghanistan over the past few months, public opinion in the United States and other Western countries is turning against the war.