Afghan troops die in suicide attack

Target was base for Afghan army and Nato-led forces in province bordering Pakistan.

     International forces continue to train Afghan army recruits despite continuous attacks [AFP]
    Paktika shares a long border with the tribal regions of Pakistan.

    Afghan authorities often accuse Pakistan of turning a blind eye to fighters crossing into Afghanistan, allegations that the government in Islamabad have denied.

    Meanwhile, the US-led multinational force and Afghan troops claim to have killed several Taliban members in a firefight in Helmand province on Saturday.

    A US military statement said: "Afghan national security and coalition forces engaged and killed several Taliban fighters today."

    SOURCE: Agencies


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