Saturday, October 25, 2014


Afghanistan

NATO Soldier Killed In Taliban Attack In Afghanistan

Some 85,000 foreign troops will withdraw from Afghanistan this year as the U.S.-led NATO combat mission will end.
Some 85,000 foreign troops will withdraw from Afghanistan this year as the U.S.-led NATO combat mission will end.
A NATO soldier has been killed after insurgents attacked a military base in eastern Afghanistan.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the Nangarhar Province governor, said a car bomb blew up at the gate of the base and several Taliban fighters stormed the joint NATO-Afghan facility.

He said all five Taliban fighters and one NATO soldier died in the shoot-out.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Taliban was responsible for the attack.

Some 85,000 foreign troops will withdraw from Afghanistan this year as the U.S.-led NATO combat mission will end.

But a security deal between Washington and Kabul would allow several thousand U.S. soldiers to remain and train Afghan security forces.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa

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