November 5th, 2010
09:55 AM ET

NATO service members killed in Afghanistan

Three service members with the International Security Assistance Force died Friday in separate attacks, NATO officials said.

Two died in southern Afghanistan - one in an insurgent attack; the other in a roadside bombing; the force said. The third died in a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan.

In keeping with its policy, the force did not release the soldiers' names or nationalities.

The deaths come a day after three NATO-led service members were killed: two in the south and another in the east, the force said.

This year is already the deadliest for coalition and U.S. forces since the battle against the Taliban started some nine years ago.

Last year, 516 coalition troops were killed in Afghanistan. More than 600 have died so far in 2010, according to a CNN tally.

The morbid milestone comes as the United States is making a strong effort to fight the Taliban.

U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of 30,000 extra U.S. forces to Afghanistan this year, increasing the total American troop commitment to almost 100,000. At least 25 other countries pledged an additional 7,000 troops.

The international alliance was formed under a U.N. mandate to bolster a secure environment and support the reconstruction of Afghanistan. NATO took command in 2003.

The force comprises troops from dozens of countries.

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  1. FastFrankie

    Meanwhile, thanks to stupid immigration policies, radical Islamic groups get stronger every day in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. Every single politician that still supports open immigration, especially from terrorist-producing nations is an ally of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. No exceptions, no excuses.

    November 8, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. brown

    America ... this is what you get for re-electing the same morons. Enjoy!

    November 7, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
    • JIm

      brown: and that is why most of the morons were thrown out last week.

      November 8, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Don

    I am opposed to both legal and illegal immigration. This country is overpopulated, and 21 million Americans are out of work.

    November 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dindy.....

    whole world must support to end this problem from Al queda. and its supporters. More intelligence is needed. Increasing troops not enough,. need more satellite pictures of their hide outs. Must avoid road side bombs and to do that need local support. When building schools and helping the innocent civilians with their daily needs(like the troops doing additional to their fight against Al-queda and Talibn.) they will give information when the enemy plant bombs on road sides. the world must be free from this evil bomb attacks. .

    November 6, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pat

    Are insurgents . . . Freedom fighters?

    November 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Only once they are dead, then they are free from the Taliban.

      November 7, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |

    let them enjoy for another two decade, so they can be well trained for killing people at home ha ha

    November 5, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • janjooa

      this is an idea from think tank in Washinton DC

      November 5, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      How ironically true,USAENJOYINAFGHANISTAN. In about 20 years from now we will see unprecedented rate of crime due to this obnoxious war as many of these people have acquired a taste in killing! Sad but true!!!

      November 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        You said it all Onesmallvoice,sadly enough. The tragedy is that the burocrats in Washington just don't care as they use this obnoxious war to their own ends!!!

        November 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |