Breaking News Nato Soldier Killed In Afghanistan
Updated: 12:15, Monday January 15, 2007
One Nato soldier has been killed and several wounded during an operation against militants in southern Afghanistan.
The nationality of the solder had not been released.
Nato said the soldier was killed in a pre-planned operation on an insurgent base.
A Nato statement said: "ISAF troops were conducting an operation in Regional Command-South. ISAF can confirm that, during the course of this operation, one ISAF soldier was killed and several others were injured.
"ISAF soldiers were involved in a pre-planned operation against an insurgent base, when they were engaged from several insurgent positions. Close air support was requested and targeted the insurgents.
"The casualties have all been transported to an ISAF medical facility."
It added: "In accordance with NATO policy, ISAF does not release a casualty's nationality prior to the relevant national authority doing so."
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Source - Sky News