Kabul : In the latest attacks by Taliban in southern Afghanistan two foreign soldiers and an Afghan soldier were killed while two foreign soldiers were wounded, officials said Saturday.
In a roadside attack, one NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier was killed and two others were wounded, the ISAF said.
“Despite the criminal and indiscriminate use of IED (Improvised Explosive Device) tactics by the Taliban insurgents, ISAF will continue to move forward to improve and strengthen the security conditions in Afghanistan,” said Squadron Leader Mat Best, an ISAF spokesman for Regional Command South.
Meanwhile, a US-led coalition service member and an Afghan soldier were killed in an attack by militants in southern Uruzgan province while conducting combat operations Friday, the US military said in a statement.
The majority of forces in Afghanistan’s southern region are Dutch, Canadian, British and US soldiers.
More than 5,500 people – mostly insurgents but also hundreds of Afghan and international forces – have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year.