Foreign soldier killed in Afghanistan attack

Kabul, Sep 23 (IANS) One soldier of the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission was killed in an attack in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Parwan, the coalition said on Wednesday.

“An RS service member died on Tuesday in an attack at Bagram airfield,” Xinhua news agency quoted the NATO-led RS as saying in a statement.

Bagram is some 50 km north of Afghan capital Kabul. It is the main military base of the US and NATO troops in the country.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since mid-April when the militant group launched annual rebel offensive against security forces.

A total of nine US and NATO soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan since January 1 this year.

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