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Tue Aug 7, 2012 9:52AM
File photo of US-led forces in Afghanistan

File photo of US-led forces in Afghanistan

Another US-led foreign trooper, enlisted by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, has been killed in an attack by militants in the eastern part of the war-torn country. According to a statement issued by the ISAF, the militant attack claimed the life of the trooper on Tuesday. The statement, however, did not provide further details about the trooper’s nationality and the exact location of the incident. According to the independent website,, 274 foreign troopers, 211 of them US personnel, have lost their lives in Afghanistan so far this year. A total of 566 US-led forces died in Afghanistan in 2011. However, 2010 remains the deadliest year on record for foreign military casualties, with a death toll of 711. The high number of military casualties in Afghanistan has intensified opposition in the United States and other NATO member states to the protracted war in the country. Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of about 130,000 US-led forces in the country. The 2001-present US-led war in Afghanistan, with civilian and military casualties at record highs, has become the longest military conflict in the American history. MR/HN
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