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World News IN BRIEF *KABUL Coalition troops accidentally killed three children in south-eastern Afghanistan yesterday when they opened fire after their patrol was attacked, Nato admitted.
Thirty militants were killed Friday in a battle between U.S.-led coalition forces and insurgents in Western Afghanistan, a coalition spokesman said. The battle began when troops returned small-arms fire from militants in Herat province, CNN said.
NATO says it disputes a report in a French newspaper that says French soldiers fighting in Afghanistan earlier this week were hit by NATO airstrikes. CNN reported Thursday that 10 soldiers and 21 were wounded in combat near Kabul.
Three Polish soldiers, members of the NATO force in Afghanistan, were killed when their vehicle was struck by a bomb, Polish officials said. The Polish Defense Ministry said the soldiers died Wednesday while on combat patrol in Ghazni province, CNN reported.
By Carlotta Gall and Sangar Rahimi New York Times News Service KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban insurgents mounted their most serious attacks in six years of fighting in Afghanistan over the last two days, including a coordinated assault by at least 10 suicide bombers against one of the largest American military bases in the country, and another by some 100 insurgents that killed 10 elite French paratroopers.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban insurgents mounted their most serious attacks in six years of fighting, one a complex attack with multiple suicide bombers on a U.S.
The French government said Tuesday 10 of its soldiers died in fighting near Kabul, while U.S. and Afghan forces killed several insurgents in other clashes.
By NAHAL TOOSI By Nahal Toosi The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan Roadside bombs killed five NATO soldiers and a civilian in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, while a coalition of aid groups warned that violence is spreading to once-stable regions and forcing them to scale back humanitarian work.
The Taliban insurgents who attacked a U.S.-run outpost near the Pakistani border on Sunday numbered nearly 200 fighters, almost three times the size of the allied force, and some breached the NATO compound in a coordinated assault that took the defenders by surprise, Western officials said.
By Carlotta Gall Taimoor Shah contributed reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan. * Nine American soldiers were reported to have been killed Sunday in fighting in eastern Afghanistan, the single deadliest attack on U.S. forces in years.
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