Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Taliban Launch A Massive Attack Against Afghan Military Forces Along The Pakistan Border

Afghans 'Repel Big Militant Attack On Border Army Base' -- BBC

Afghan forces backed by Nato air power have repelled an assault by more than 300 militants including foreign fighters on an army base close to the Pakistani border, officials say.

They say that the fighting took place in south-eastern Afghanistan, close to Pakistan's Waziristan region.

The Nato-led force has not commented on the clashes, although local people told the BBC that its aircraft took part.

Scores of militants from the Haqqani network were killed, officials say.

Officials said as many as 60 militants from the Taliban-linked network were killed, but there is no independent confirmation of this.

Five Afghan National Army soldiers were also killed, six wounded and one taken prisoner, they added.

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More News On The Taliban Launching A Massive Attack Against Afghan Military Forces Along The Pakistan Border

Scores of Taliban-linked militants killed by Afghan troops near Pakistan border -- The Guardian
60 militants dead after major attack on Afghan army post -- Global Post/AFP
Nato-led Afghan troops kill 60 militants near Pakistan border -- The Telegraph
NATO support called in to foil Afghan attack -- Al Jazeera
Afghan, foreign forces kill 60 near Pakistan border, officials say -- FOX News
Afghan and Western Forces Kill Scores of Insurgents on Pakistan Border -- IBTimes
Afghan Officials: Haqqani Militant Assault Repulsed -- Voice of America
60 Haqqani network militants killed in attack on Paktika base -- Khaama Press

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