Taliban attacks Nato supply convoy

Afghan fighters claim responsibility for destroying 24 trucks carrying troop supplies.

    Taliban says its attack forced the US forces to leave their nearby base but Nato denies claim [Al Jazeera] 

    Nato denial

    Nato denied the Taliban’s claims and said that its troops had killed 40 Taliban fighters in offensives this week in eastern Afghanistan, Nato's International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) forces said on Tuesday.

    "The joint force has killed approximately 40 Taliban fighters and captured eight key Taliban facilitators in recent days."

    One Nato soldier was killed on Tuesday in fighting in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said, taking to 12 the number of Western troops killed in Taliban attacks in the past three days.

    The latest death brings to 457 the toll of international soldiers killed in the Afghan war so far this year, compared with 520 for the whole last year.

    Twelve international soldiers have been killed since Saturday, according to an AFP tally based on that kept by the casualties.org website, seven of them Americans.

    The deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan has sparked concerns ahead of the country's parliamentary elections, due to take place on September 18.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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