Seven NATO Troops Killed as Afghan Violence SoarsSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Mon, 11/15/2010 - 13:25
At least seven NATO troops were killed today in several incidents across Afghanistan, bringing the monthly toll for November to 34, already the deadliest November on record, though the month is not even half over.
The deaths included three NATO troops killed in a single clash with insurgents in the eastern portion of the country. The nationalities of the slain were not released by NATO, but the Danish government confirmed that one of those slain in Helmand was from Denmark.
The violence adds more punctuation to a 2010 which has been by far the deadliest on record since the 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan. The timing is particularly inconvenient for the ever enthusiastic supporters of the conflict in NATO’s command structure, as the Lisbon Summit on Afghanistan is just days away.