At least 4 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan
By Ghanizada - Mon Aug 08 2011, 8:49 am
Monday, August 08, 2011 – According to a statement issued by NATO-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, at least four Nato soldiers were killed by militants in separate attacks in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday.
The statement further added, two soldiers were killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan and another two lost their lives in an attack in the south, but it did not provide their nationalities or any other details.
The attack is followed a day after the militants in eastern Wardak province shot down a US troops Chinook helicopter, killing 38 people, including 31 American troops.
According to icasualties.org, at least 379 foreign troops have been killed so far this year in Afghanitan.
More than 282 US troops, 32 UK and 65 from other countries have been killed in Afghan violence since the beginning of the year.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama said on Saturday that the deaths of Americans in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan are a reminder of the “extraordinary” price the US military is paying in the decade-long Afghan war.
At least 31 Americans, most of them from the elite Navy Seals unit that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden were killed after militants shot down a military helicopter in volatile eastern Wardak province of Afghanistan.
It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war.
According to US officials, none of those who died in the crash had participated in the Bin Laden raid, although they were from the same unit that carried out that mission.
In the meantime, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sent his condolences to the US President.
In a statement issued by President Hamid Karza’s office said, “The president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai expresses condolences over the deaths of 31 members of US special forces in a Nato helicopter crash.”