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Troop killed in Afghanistan, adding to spate of deaths

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Service member killed Tuesday
  • Six service members died in separate roadside blasts Monday
  • June was the deadliest month for coalition troops in Afghanistan
  • Afghan and international soldiers capture Taliban leader

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A member of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan was killed Tuesday, a day after six other members were killed in separate incidents, the military said.

These deaths come after a grim milestone in the war, the International Security Assistance Force said. June was the deadliest month for coalition troops in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001.

ISAF did not release details about the death Tuesday.

All the deaths Monday were the result of roadside blasts, NATO's International Security Assistance Force told CNN.

The casualties comprised of:

-- Three deaths in southern Afghanistan

-- Two in western Afghanistan

-- One in the eastern part of the country

Meanwhile, joint Afghan-international security forces conducted operations in Ghazni, Helmand and Logar provinces on Monday night, detaining a Taliban commander and several suspected insurgents, ISAF said.