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Two NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

Posted by musliminsuffer on April 8, 2009

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Two NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan


KABUL (AFP)–Two soldiers in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led force in southern Afghanistan died in attacks while soldiers killed four militants in a raid on a bomb cell, the military said Tuesday.

The latest killings in a grinding insurgency came as the top U.S. military commander and special envoy to the region were in neighboring Pakistan for talks on efforts to quash Islamist militants.

An International Security Assistance Force soldier was killed and three wounded in a bomb strike in southern Afghanistan, ISAF said in a statement.

The 42-nation ISAF leaves the announcement of the nationalities of its casualties to their home nation.

Another ISAF soldier was killed by “indirect fire” Monday, the force said earlier, with the Dutch defense ministry confirming the death overnight.

The ministry said that a 20-year-old soldier was killed and five others were wounded in a rocket attack on their base in the southern province of Uruzgan.

Around 80 international soldiers have died in Afghanistan this year, most of them in attacks, according to, which monitors the wars in this country and in Iraq.

On Monday, Afghan and US-led soldiers killed four militants and arrested two in a raid on a compound where the Taliban had gathered in the southern province of Kandahar, a U.S. statement said.

The operation was in the Taliban heartland of Maiwand, about 70 kilometers west of the city of Kandahar, and targeted a bomb-making cell, it said.

The Taliban swept to power in 1996 and were removed five years later in a U.S.-led invasion, after not handing over their Al Qaeda allies following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Nearly eight years into the conflict, the U.S. late last month unveiled a new strategy to defeat the militants and will pour about 17,000 extra U.S. soldiers into the south, the main theater of battle.

U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen told reporters in Kabul Monday that the “additional military capacity will certainly start to allow us to turn the tide in the south where it has not gone well.”

Mullen had arrived with Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, after NATO nations recommitted themselves at a summit to helping stabilize Afghanistan.

Mullen and Holbrooke continued their tour Tuesday in Pakistan, which U.S. President Barack Obama has put at the center of the fight against Al Qaeda.



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