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2 NATO-led soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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(CNN) -- Two NATO-led soldiers were killed on Sunday in southern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

ISAF said the deaths came during "a hostile incident." It didn't say what province the incident took place in and didn't disclose the troops' nationalities.

"Our thoughts and support are with the family, friends and comrades of these soldiers today," said Brig. Gen. Richard Blanchette, ISAF spokesman. "As ISAF grieves with them, we find in our hearts the will to forge ahead in our mission in support of the Afghan people."

ISAF also reported a Friday evening rocket attack at Kandahar Airfield in the south. A contract worker was killed and six employees of the same company were wounded. Five people were detained and were being questioned.

There have been other rocket attacks on the airfield, but this was the first death there caused by so-called indirect fire, the term used for mortar, artillery and rocket fire. Indirect fire describes fire on a target that can't be seen from the point of fire.

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