Official: Up to 70 insurgents killed in Afghan battle.

Afghan and NATO-led troops killed 60 to 70 Taliban fighters…

Afghan and NATO-led troops killed 60 to 70 Taliban fighters during an attack by insurgents on a base in a volatile southeastern Afghan province near the border with Pakistan, a provincial government spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed there had been an attack on a base in the Barmal district of southeastern Paktika province late on Tuesday.

An ISAF spokesman told Reuters that a large group of insurgents attacked the ISAF base using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. ISAF troops fought back, causing “significant” casualties among the insurgents.

Source: MSNBC

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