Tuesday 17 October 2017

Southern Afghanistan blast kills Nato serviceman

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier stands guard near the Bagram detainee centre gate north of Kabul February 13, 2014. Photo: Reuters.
An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier stands guard near the Bagram detainee centre gate north of Kabul February 13, 2014. Photo: Reuters.

Press Association

A Nato serviceman has been killed in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the US-led coalition said.

A statement said the soldier died in an improvised explosive device attack.

The coalition did not give further details on where the incident occurred or the nationality of the service member killed in the attack.

Afghan insurgents have increased attacks in recent months, intensifying a campaign to regain territory as foreign forces draw down ahead of a full withdrawal at the end of 2014.

The death brings to five the number of coalition troops who have died in Afghanistan so far this month.

Press Association

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