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NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

world Updated: Oct 19, 2010 12:38 IST
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A NATO soldier was killed on Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said.



The soldier, whose nationality was not given, died "following an insurgent attack," the

International Security Assistance Force

(ISAF) said.



The latest death brings the number of foreign soldiers killed in Afghanistan so far this year to 594, according to a tally based on the independent icasualities.org website. The total last year was 521.



The United States and NATO have more than 150,000 troops in Afghanistan fighting a nine-year Taliban-led insurgency aimed at toppling the country's Western-backed government.

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