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2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan, says NATO

world Updated: Nov 09, 2010 11:40 IST

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NATO said on Tuesday two foreign soldiers were killed fighting the insurgency in Afghanistan, bringing the toll so far this year to 629, according to an AFP count.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said one soldier was killed in an insurgent attack on Monday in the country's east, and another in the south by an improvised bomb.

The nationalities of the fatalities were not released and there were no further details.

AFP's tally is based on a count kept by independent website icasualties.org, which is regularly updated, and also logs deaths of soldiers evacuated out of Afghanistan for treatment of injuries.

NATO and the United States have more than 150,000 troops deployed to Afghanistan to fight the insurgency, led by Taliban militants who have stretched their presence to most parts of the country.

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