In Afghanistan, 3 US-led troops die

Three more US-led soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, a day after NATO lost ten troops in a spate of attacks across the war-torn country.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, NATO said that two soldiers were killed in a bomb attack while another died as a result of small arms fire in southern Afghan provinces.

The Identities and nationalities of the deceased soldiers were not announced. However, most of the troops present in Afghanistan are American.

NATO witnessed one of its deadliest days in Afghanistan on Monday when ten soldiers serving with the western alliance were killed in separate incidents across the country.

The rising number of NATO casualties have slashed support for the Afghan war in both the US and Europe.

The latest deaths bring the number of NATO troops killed in Afghanistan so far this year to 248.

Last year is estimated to be the deadliest year for US-led troops in Afghanistan. A total of 520 foreign soldiers died in the country in 2009.

The US-led invasion was launched with the official objective of curbing militancy and bringing peace and stability to the war-ravaged country. After nine years, the US-led forces have yet to bring security to Afghanistan.