Three Nato soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Three Nato soldiers were killed in attacks in Afghanistan's militant-riddled south and east, the force said yesterday.
Nato's International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) announced the deaths in separate statements but gave no further details.
Two of the soldiers were killed in bomb attacks in the south while the third died fighting rebels in the east of the country, it said.
The new deaths took to 559 the number of foreign troops killed in the Afghan war so far in 2010, according to a tally by independent website icasualties.org, as the toll from the nine-year Taliban-led insurgency worsens.
This year's toll is the highest on record since the war began in late 2001 with a US-led invasion toppling the Taliban regime. In 2009 the force suffered 521 deaths.
There are more than 150,000 foreign troops, the majority US and Nato, fighting in Afghanistan mostly in Taliban hotspots in the south and east.