May 24, 2011
A powerful bomb explosion has killed at least four more US-led troops in Afghanistan as foreign forces continue to experience some of their deadliest days in the country.
The Western military alliance said in a statement that the soldiers died in a bomb explosion in the east of the War-torn country, a Press TV correspondent reported on Monday.
Most of the foreign troops based in eastern Afghanistan are American.
The deaths bring to at least 188 the number of NATO forces killed in Afghanistan this year.
NATO has admitted to the rising power of militants in Afghanistan despite the presence of about 150,000 US-led forces in the country.
The rising NATO casualties are causing anger in the member states of the alliance over the Afghan war.
The invasion of Afghanistan took place with the official objective of curbing militancy and bringing peace and stability to the country. Nine years on, however, Afghanistan remains unstable and civilians continue to pay the price.
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 3:24 am