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Afghan and foreign forces kill 60 near Pakistan border

Afghan soldiers stand to attention during the 22nd anniversary of the victory of the Afghan Mujahideen, in Herat on April 28, 2014. Afghan security forces have marked 8th Saur (April 28), the 22nd anniversary of the victory of Afghan Mujahideen resistence over the Communist-backed then government in a ceremony held by Afghan Army Corps in the city of Herat. On April 28, 1992, the then Communist-backed government of Najibullah Ahmadzai fell to Afghan Mujahideen, and this day is known as Mujhaidd

KABUL: Afghan troops backed by Western air power killed at least 60 militants in a battle near in southeastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan, Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Wednesday.

Fighting began when about 300 insurgents from the Haqqani militant network and other foreign fighters tried to storm Afghan forces' bases in Ziruk district of Paktika province, the intelligence service of the country, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement.

Paktika shares a long and porous border with lawless areas in Pakistan where foreign fighters and the Haqqani network, allies of the Afghan Taliban, is believed to be based.

 

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