Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand guard during a military exercise on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
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Afghan forces repulsed an assault by hundreds of militants, many from across the border in Pakistan, officials said Wednesday, in the biggest clashes since the presidential election almost four weeks ago.NATO air support was called in to help beat back the attack that left 60 militants and at least five Afghan soldiers dead at an army base near the porous border on Monday night.It said the militants were trying to score a high-profile victory after failing to mount a significant attack on polling day despite threatening to target voters, election officials and security forces.The Haqqani source said the bodies of 20 militants were with the Afghans and a message had been sent offering to exchange the captured soldiers for them.Afghan officials said only one soldier had been taken hostage.
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