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NATO soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

NATO says that one of its soldiers has died from wounds suffered in an attack in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

world Updated: Jul 30, 2008 10:00 IST

NATO says one of its soldiers has died from wounds suffered in an attack in southern Afghanistan. The military alliance says in a statement the soldier was wounded after insurgents attacked his convoy in southern Helmand province on Tuesday. The Wednesday statement did not release the soldier's nationality.

More than 2,700 people mostly militants have died in insurgency-related violence this year in Afghanistan, according to an Associated Press tally of figures provided by Afghan and Western officials.

Insurgent attacks have risen by 50 per cent so far this year compared to 2007.

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