Swedish ISAF Soldier Escapes Attack

A Swedish soldier stationed with the International Peace Keeping Force ISAF in Afghanistan came under fire while on patrol on Sunday near Mazar-el-Sharif. A military spokesman said that neither the Swedish soldier nor Finnish members of the patrol unit were injured in the incident.

The number of Taliban attacks against ISAF units under NATO command has increased in recent weeks. A number of nations contributing troops to the multi-national force have suffered casualties, with the USA and Great Britain hardest hit.