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Two foreign soldiers killed in Afghanistan: NATO

Two foreign soldiers battling the Taliban in southern Afghanistan were killed on Sunday in a bomb attack, NATO said. The nationalities of the dead were not given, according to policy.

world Updated: Sep 27, 2010 07:48 IST

Two foreign soldiers battling the Taliban in southern Afghanistan were killed on Sunday in a bomb attack, NATO said.

The deaths bring to 536 the number of foreign troops to die in the Afghan war so far this year, compared to 521 for all of 2009, according to a tally based on that kept by icasualties.org.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the soldiers "died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan," referring to roadside and remote-control bombs laid by the Taliban.

The nationalities of the dead were not given, according to policy.

The United States and NATO have almost 150,000 troops in Afghanistan, battling an insurgency launched soon after the Taliban's 1996-2001 regime was overthrown in a US-led invasion.