IED blast kill 2 NATO soldiers in eastern Afghanistan
By Sadaf Shinwari - Sat Nov 17 2012, 8:48 am
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement confirmed, “Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan today.”
The statement did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident and nationality of the deceased solider.
International Security Assistance Force generally do not disclose identities of the NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan saying, “It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.”
Troops mainly from United States are based in eastern provinces of Afghanistan.
At least 382 NATO service members including 290 US troops, 44 British troops and 48 soldiers from the other NATO member countries have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginnig of 2012.
Currently, there are over 104,900 foreign troops from more than 48 countries in Afghanistan to contain a resurgent Taliban in the land-locked South Asian country. The US remains the single biggest contributor to the coalition force, with 68,000 soldiers on the ground.