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The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has said that five foreign soldiers were killed in Afghanistan.

Two soldiers were killed by homemade bombs in the south of the country today.

The three other service personnel died after an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan.

No further details were given in line with ISAF policy.

A total of 641 foreign troops have now been killed in Afghanistan this year, according to an AFP count based on the independent website, which tracks coalition fatalities and injuries.

compiled from agency reports