Three NATO personnel killed in "aircraft mishap"

January 10, 2014 - 11:53:42 am

KABUL: At least two NATO personnel and one civilian were killed Friday in an "aircraft mishap" in eastern Afghanistan, the international military coalition said in a statement.

"Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan Friday," reported Xinhua citing an ISAF statement.

The alliance did not say say where exactly the incident took place, or the nationality of the deceased.

In 2013, at least 19 Nato personnel were killed in air crash accidents in the war-torn country.

With the latest casualties, at least four Nato-led soldiers have been killed in the country so far this year while nearly 160 soldiers were killed in 2013.

More than 84,000-strong Nato-led foreign troops, down from the peak of 130,000 in 2010, are currently being deployed in Afghanistan. (QNA)