A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (
ISAF) was killed Sunday in an explosion in Afghanistan's restive south region, bringing to three the number of the alliance casualties since New Year's Day Saturday, the military alliance said in statement released here, Xinhua reported.
"An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today," the statement confirmed.
However, it did not reveal the nationalities of the victims, saying it is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.
Two more NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
A total of 711 NATO soldiers, with majority of them Americans, had been killed in 2010.