KABUL: International and Afghan troops led a massive manhunt on

Friday for two NATO soldiers who disappeared during a routine supply mission on Tuesday in western Afghanistan, the military said. The soldiers, whose nationality was not released, went missing on November 4, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement. "Afghan and coalition forces are currently involved in an extensive search for the service members," the statement added. There are more than 100,000 troops under NATO and US command deployed to Afghanistan to fight a Taliban insurgency that is now at its deadliest in the eight years since US-led troops toppled the

Islamist regime in Kabul.