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NATO soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan

09-28-2011 14:41 BJT

KABUL, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- A NATO soldier was killed Wednesday in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan's Wardak province, the military alliance said.

"An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an insurgent attack in Wardak province located in eastern Afghanistan today," said the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in a statement.

However, the brief statement did not release the nationality of the victim under the ISAF policy.

Troops mostly from the U.S. and Turkey, within the framework of the ISAF, are stationed in Wardak province, with Maidan Shar as its capital, 35 km west of capital city of Kabul.

Over 450 NATO service members, with the majority of them Americans, have been killed in the insurgency-hit country since the beginning of this year.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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