“Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan today, ” the NATO - led military alliance said in a statement on Tuesday. In line with the ISAF policy, the statement did not disclose the soldiers ' nationality or provide further details on the whereabouts of the incident. The high number of military casualties in Afghanistan has intensified opposition in the United States and other NATO member states against the protracted war in the country. The US and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so - called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still gripped by insecurity. According to independent website icasualties. org, as of September 25 at least 343 US - led forces, most of them Americans, have died in Afghanistan in 2012. A total of 566 foreign forces were also killed in 2011. However, 2010 remains the deadliest year for foreign military casualties with a death toll of 711.
Two US - led soldiers have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, says the International Security Assistance Force(ISAF).