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NATO soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan

By Sajad - Wed Jan 23 2013, 7:18 pm

NATO soldier killed in eastern AfghanistanA NATO service member was killed following militants attack in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday.

According to a statement released by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), “An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan today.”

The source did not disclose furhter 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 Afghanistan.

At least seven NATO service members including two US soldiers, two British soldier and three soldiers from the other NATO member countries have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year.

In the meantime Poland’s Defence Ministry says that a Polish soldier has died of wounds he received in an operation in central Afghanistan

Capt. Krzysztof Wozniak, who served with an elite GROM unit, was fatally wounded early Wednesday in Ghazni province as the force was supporting an Afghan unit during a raid. Wozniak died in a military hospital.

The 36-year-old Wozniak is the 38th Polish soldier killed while serving with the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan since 2007.

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