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Two NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan said on Monday that two of its service personnel were killed in an IED (improvised explosive device) attack in the war-torn country's east.

Without providing further details about the attack, ISAF said in a statement posted on its website that the soldiers were killed on Sunday.

It did not disclose the identity or nationality of the deceased in accordance with the coalition's policy of not announcing details until the home country of the deceased soldiers does so.

Roadside bombings using IEDs have become a hallmark of Taliban strategy against NATO forces in Afghanistan, as it avoids direct confrontation with the foreign troops while increasing casualties.

Currently, there are over 130,000 foreign troops from more than 42 countries under the joint command of the NATO and the United States in Afghanistan to contain a resurgent Taliban in the land-locked country.

The U.S. and other allied nations involved in the Afghan mission are currently making serious efforts to get the Afghan security forces ready and capable of handling the country's security before the international coalition troops pull out by the end of 2014.

by RTT Staff Writer

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