US-led soldier killed in Afghanistan
Another US-led foreign soldier has been killed in a roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan, the Netherlands-based BNO News has reported.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the serviceman was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) in southern Afghanistan on Friday, saya Press TV.
In line with its usual policy, ISAF has withheld all other details about the bomb attack.
The latest incident brings the death toll for foreign soldiers based in Afghanistan to 684 this year, eclipsing the previous record of 521 in 2009.
2010 has been the deadliest year of the nine-year war in Afghanistan, with casualties among civilians and foreign troops at record levels, mainly due to an increase in Taliban attacks.
As casualties have risen in Afghanistan over the past few months, public opinion has begun turning against the war in the United States and other countries.
Also, hundreds of civilians have lost their lives in US-led airstrikes and ground operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past few months, with Afghans becoming more and more outraged over the seemingly endless number of deadly assaults.
And this situation is adding fuel to the fire of anti-US sentiment in Afghanistan and the rest of the Islamic world.