| Updated at: 0232 PST, Friday, September 17, 2010|
KABUL: Three foreign soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Tuesday, bringing to 507 the number of international soldiers killed in the country since the beginning of the year.
Two of the soldiers were killed in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan, according to statements issued by NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
The third soldier was killed by in attack using an improvised explosive device, or IED, the weapon of choice of the Taliban insurgency, whose main bastion is in southern Afghanistan.
The soldiers' nationalities were not disclosed, in line with NATO policy.
The latest overall death toll for foreign troops in Afghanistan this year is rapidly closing in the number registered in all of 2009, which at 521 is deadliest year since the start of the war in late 2001.