Taliban storm eastern Afghan district

2012-06-29 20:10
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Kabul - Hundreds of Taliban fighters stormed a remote district in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, sparking a fierce battle in which 10 people were killed, including four civilians, an official said.

Afghan security forces fought off the attack in the Kamdish district of the Nuristan province, with the help of Nato air strikes, said provincial spokesperson Mohammad Zarin.

He said more than 20 militants - who he said had infiltrated the district from across the border in Pakistan - were killed in the counter-attack.

There were four suicide bombers among the insurgents who tried to target the house of the local police chief.

Six Afghan policemen and four civilians, including the wife of a local police officer, were also killed in the fighting, he said.

Nato’s International Security Assistance Force confirmed the coalition had given "close air support" without specifying details.








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