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Afghans Try To Storm NATO Base

Hundreds of Afghans gathered at the gate of a NATO-run base in western Afghanistan on August 25, chanting and throwing stones after it was reported that an Afghan policeman had been killed in a clash with Spanish troops.

Few details were available about the initial incident, but a local official said there were suspicions that Taliban fighters may have infiltrated the local police force.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said it had been told of the incident in western Badghis Province and was investigating.

On August 23, U.S. troops at the Baghram air base faced a similar incident when they had to fire warning shots to disperse a protest near the base following the arrest of a religious leader suspected of a rocket attack.

compiled from agency reports