NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan: NATO

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NATO soldiers have been killed in an insurgent attack in the province of Kapisa, northeast of the Afghan capital, where mostly French soldiers are based, the alliance said Wednesday.

A Western military source said on condition of anonymity that five troops serving under NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) had been killed.

"I can confirm that there has been an insurgent attack on ISAF forces in Kapisa resulting in a number of ISAF dead... and a number of Afghan civilian injuries," a spokesman for the coalition said.

The French army said they would not comment immediately.

NATO earlier announced the death of two more foreign troops in the south, one in an insurgent attack on Wednesday, and a second in a bomb attack on Tuesday.

If confirmed, the latest deaths would bring this year's toll to 306 foreign troops killed in Afghanistan, according to an AFP estimate based on data compiled by independent

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