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2 NATO soldiers killed on Peace Day in S. Afghanistan

2009-09-22 21:32 BJT

KABUL, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Two soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed on the International Peace Day Monday by roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan, said a statement of the alliance issued here on Tuesday.

"Two International Security Assistance Force service members were killed Sept. 21 by two separate improvised explosive device detonations in southern Afghanistan," the statement said.

US Marines listen to a briefing prior to setting out on a patrol in Farah province, southern Afghanistan, on September 21. Two NATO soldiers, one of them from the United States, have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the military said Tuesday.
US Marines listen to a briefing prior to setting out on a patrol 
in Farah province, southern Afghanistan, on September 21. Two 
NATO soldiers, one of them from the United States, have been 
killed in southern Afghanistan, the military said Tuesday.

It noted that Capt. Regina Gillis, U.S. spokesperson, confirmed that one of the deceased service members is from the United States.

Meantime, several insurgent attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan required ISAF personnel to assist Afghan National Security Forces in defensive operations to protect the Afghan public from insurgent attack, it added.