A Bomb Attack Kills Three NATO Troops in Eastern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb attack killed three Nato troops in eastern Afghanistan, the military said Wednesday. It has increased the death toll to 561 of foreign troops in Afghanistan this year.

Nato’s US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) did not provide the detail of casualties took place during the attack on Nato troops on Tuesday and the nationalities of dead troops.

A total of 711 foreign troops were killed in Afghanistan last year, the highest annual total since the US-led invasion in 2001 ousted the Taliban from power.

There are about 130,000 international troops in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban-led insurgency, with 91,000 of them from the United States.

East Afghanistan is one of the deadliest flashpoints in the 10-year war against Taliban insurgents and is considered the hub of terrorists’ base camps. It shares porous border with Pakistan.

Nato has started to withdraw its troops from worn-torn Afghanistan and the withdrawal will be completed by the end of 2014.