Friday, April 29, 2011

In Afghan War, 13 US-led Soldiers Killed

In Afghan war, 13 US-led soldiers killed

Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:50PM

Separate violent incidents have killed at least 13 US-led foreign troops in various parts of Afghanistan since Wednesday, the Western military alliance says.

According to NATO, three US-led foreign soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan on Thursday. Two US-led soldiers were killed in southern and eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 8 American soldiers were killed after an Afghan Army pilot opened fire on them at a Kabul airbase two days ago.

The deaths take to 48 the number of US led foreign forces killed so far this month compared to 33 in April 2010.

At least 156 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

According to official figures, more than 2,437 US-led soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.

The increasing number of troop casualties in Afghanistan has sparked widespread anger in the US and other NATO member states, undermining public support for the continuation of the Afghan war.

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