31 Oct 2010

30 Taliban reported killed in attack on outpost

5:52 am on 31 October 2010

NATO forces in Afghanistan have killed at least 30 Taliban fighters who tried to storm a combat outpost under cover of darkness.

The attack happened on Saturday in Paktika province, bordering Pakistan.

Air attacks were called-in to repel the assault. Five NATO soldiers were wounded.

The BBC reports combat outposts are often small, remote bases that are frequent targets for attacks using rockets and mortars.