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British Soldier Killed In Southern Afghanistan

British soldiers on patrol (file photo) (epa) August 27, 2006 -- Britain's Defense Ministry says one of its soldiers was killed during an attack in Helmand Province today

NATO said another soldier from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and six Afghan troops were wounded in a mortar attack on their base in Kandahar Province.

More than 80 foreign soldiers have died in Afghanistan this year.

In other violence, Helmand Province's police chief, Ghulam Nabi Malakheil, said police killed 10 suspected Taliban militants who attacked a government compound in the Musa Qala district on August 26. There were no reported police casualties.

(AFP, Reuters)

The Afghan Insurgency

The Afghan Insurgency

A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)

HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.


Listen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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