Monday, August 9, 2010

Reuters-Taliban Launches Attacks on U.S. and Afghan Military Posts

Canadian soldier in Afghanistan:Bob Strong/Reuters
(Story reported by Sayid Salahuddin and edited by Miral Fahmy for Reuters News)

(Reuters) - Taliban insurgents staged attacks on three combat posts of Afghan and U.S. forces on Monday in a southeastern Afghan province, an official for the U.S. military said.

The official did not say how many militants were involved in the attacks or give any details about the type of the strikes in Paktika province, which lies near the border with Pakistan.

"The fighting is going on. I can't give you further details," Sergeant Stephanie Widemond told Reuters by phone.

(click here to read the full story on the Reuters News website)

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