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US-led soldier dies in Afghanistan

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A foreign soldier serving with the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has died of noncombat-related injuries in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

ISAF on Thursday confirmed the death, but it did not reveal the nationality of the trooper.

Most of the troops stationed in the volatile region are Americans.

More than 120 US-led soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2013. However, 2010 remains the deadliest year for foreign military casualties with a death toll of 711.

According to the latest figures released by the website icasualties.org, over 3,370 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led war began more than eleven years ago.

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

The US and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still gripped by insecurity.

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