Kabul: Five US-led NATO troops, enlisted by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) lost their lives in Afghanistan on Saturday and Sunday. With this the toll of the NATO forces killed in the country since full-fledged invasion of the country on Oct 8, 2001, has risen to 3056. Most of those killed are the United States’ army personnel as they form 90,000 of 1,30,000 of the NATO forces in Afghanistan.
According to PressTV these troops have been killed in separate incidents in the south and the west of Afghanistan.
Without providing any details the NATO said two soldiers were killed on Saturday––one in a militant attack and the other in a roadside bomb attack. Two others died on Sunday in a traffic accident in southern Afghanistan.
The ISAF also confirmed in a statement on Sunday that another US-led soldier has died of non-battle related injuries in the west of Afghanistan.
The NATO did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident or the nationality of this soldier killed in that country.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident on Saturday, a US-led helicopter made a forced landing in the southern part of the country, the coalition forces said.
Incidentally, the NATO soldiers continue to die and commit suicide even after last May’s Chicago meeting of the head of the 28 military alliance countries. It was decided in the two day meeting (May 20-21, 2011) that the NATO would withdraw all its soldiers from the war-torn Central Asian country by Dec 31, 2014.
Though the details of the process of withdrawal has not yet been known the news created a sense of insecurity and anxiety among the soldiers. The new French government of Hollande was the first to declare its intention to pull out all its troops from that country by the mid of 2013.