NATO service members killed in afghanistanA NATO soldier was killed following a roadside improvised explosive device blast in eastern Afghanistan on Friday.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) following a statement announced, “An International Security Assistance Force service member 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 soldier.

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) 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 of America are based in eastern provinces of Afghanistan.

This comes as on Wednesday, an improvised explosive device killed one US-led Polish soldier and wounded another in Afghanistan’s central-eastern province of Ghazni.

At least 21 NATO service members including 16 US troops, 2 British troops and 3 soldiers from the other NATO member countries have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2013.