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08 December 2023

Roadside bomb kills 2 NATO soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

By Agencies


A roadside bomb blast struck NATO soldiers patrolling in eastern Afghanistan, killing two of the troops and wounding one other.

The soldiers were conducting a routine patrol on Tuesday when they bomb went off in the Sharan district of Paktika province, said NATOÕs International Security Assistance Force.

ISAF did not provide the nationalities of the soldiers.

The latest casualties brings the number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan to 21 so far this year, according to an AP tally of figures from ISAF and the US-led coalition.

In 2007, insurgency-related violence killed more than 6,500 people, including 222 foreign troops. Last year was the deadliest yet since the US-led invasion in 2001. (AP)