KABUL, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Four NATO soldiers were killed in separate bomb blasts in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the military alliance confirmed in separate statements issued here.
"An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in southern Afghanistan today," the NATO-led ISAF said in a statement.
Earlier Wednesday, the NATO confirmed losing two service members in an IED explosion in eastern Afghanistan. "A local Afghan interpreter, contracted by ISAF, also died following the IED attack." in eastern part of the country, the ISAF statement said.
Another ISAF soldier was killed in similar incident also in restive southern Afghanistan.
The brief press release gave neither the nationalities of the victims nor the details about the incidents under the ISAF policy.
A total of 50 countries are contributing 130,000-strong forces in Afghanistan with over 90,000 of them American mainly stationed in the east and south, followed by 9,500 from UK mainly based in southern Afghanistan.
The casualties bring to 270 the number of foreign soldiers who have been killed in Afghanistan so far in 2012.