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NATO Soldier Shot And Killed By Insurgent In Northern Afghanistan

NATO says one its service members has been shot and killed by insurgents in northern Afghanistan.

In a statement, NATO said the shooting happened on November 14.

The statement did not include other details about the attack or the nationality of the dead soldier.

The killing brings the number of troops killed in the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan to 61.

At least 45 of those deaths have been U.S. soldiers.

Taliban militants have intensified their attacks against both Afghan and NATO security forces across the country after a summer of fierce fighting.

NATO is preparing to withdraw its combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but will continue to have troops in Afghanistan to help train and advise Afghan government security forces.

With reporting by AP