One NATO soldier killed in Afghan insurgent attack

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-10-12 9:27:48

A NATO soldier was killed in insurgent attack in restive southern Afghanistan on Thursday.

"An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan today," the NATO-led ISAF confirmed in a press release.

The brief release gave neither the nationality of the victim nor the details about the incident under the ISAF policy.

A total of 50 countries are contributing 100,000-strong forces in Afghanistan with over 68,000 of them American mainly stationed in the east and south, followed by 9,500 from UK mainly based in southern Afghanistan.

A total of 353 foreign soldiers, most of them Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

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