KABUL -- Insurgents have killed two soldiers from NATO-led forces in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.
Afghanistan has seen a surge in violence this year as the hardline Islamist Taliban steps up its campaign of guerrilla
attacks, backed by suicide and roadside bombs to overthrow the pro-Western Afghan government and drive out foreign troops.
"Two ISAF service members died as a result of wounds suffered during an IED strike and small arms fire attack on
their patrol in eastern Afghanistan today," ISAF said in a statement.
The alliance does not release the nationalities of soldiers killed in Afghanistan, but most ISAF troops in eastern
Afghanistan are American.