Helmand: Two US-led foreign soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan, says the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf). Isaf announced in a statement on Sunday that one soldier was killed by a homemade bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, without elaborating on the incident.The coalition added that another soldier was killed during an operation in southern Afghanistan on Friday, media reports said.
Coalition casualties in the war-torn country have been climbing sharply in recent years.
On Saturday, a man in Afghan army uniform killed one US-led soldier in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.
“An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing one service member,” Nato said.
The 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan came about with the well-publicized objective of overthrowing the Taliban regime, rooting out the pro-Taliban militancy and bringing peace and stability to the troubled country.
Ten years on, however, Afghanistan remains highly unstable with a persisting growth of terrorism, illicit drug production and narcotics trade.