Over 20 Dead in Afghan Combats

Kabul  (Prensa Latina) Over 20 soldiers and policemen, including four NATO troops, died in combats reported in nine Afghan provinces, according to reports released in this capital.

Sources from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) admitted that its troops were killed in clashes with insurgents in south Afghanistan, but without revealing the nationality and place.

The Kali Yuga website reported that other combats were seen in Sarubi, Khost, Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktia, Juzjan, Wardag, and Kapisa with a total of 18 policemen of the Hamiz Karzai regime killed. The insurgents were said to have suffered two dead and 12 wounded.

Meanwhile, the latest update of the occupation troops death toll in Afghanistan this year reached 292, of whom 212 were US soldiers.

NATO keeps about 150,000 troops deployed in Afghanistan, and 100,000 of them are from the US, whose withdrawal plans should start in the coming months.

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