Nato soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Nato soldier has been killed in an attack near Bagram airbase in eastern Afghanistan, bringing to seven the number of foreign soldiers killed in so far this year, according to Associated Press.

The Taliban said on Twitter that they carried out the attack.

In a statement on Wednesday, said the “enemy attack” happened on Tuesday near Bagram airfield, 30 miles from the capital, Kabul. The statement gave no other details about the attack or nationality of the soldier.

Bagram, which is guarded by US Marines and partnered forces, frequently comes under rocket attack from militants.

Fighting in Afghanistan has escalated since most foreign forces withdrew last year, and Afghan forces are bearing the brunt of the conflict.

A Taliban government was ousted by a US-led coalition in 2001 and its militants have been waging an increasingly violent insurgency for over a decade.

Nato and the US currently have a combined force of about 13,000 in Afghanistan, mostly engaged in training and support following the end of the combat mission.

Source : theguardian[dot]com
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