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Afghan Forces, NATO Recapture Western Town Seized by Taleban


Afghan officials say security forces supported by NATO troops recaptured a district capital in western Afghanistan Tuesday, 24 hours after it was taken by Taleban fighters.

Authorities said the town of Bakwa in the western province of Farah is again under government control after it was retaken with no resistance from the insurgents.

Elsewhere, Afghan officials say a suicide bomber disguised as a health worker blew himself up at a hospital in the eastern city of Khost Tuesday. The attack wounded six NATO soldiers.

U.S. forces also bombed Taleban fighters sheltering in a cave following clashes with Afghan and U.S. forces in southern Uruzgan province on Monday.

In a separate development, the U.S.-led coalition said Tuesday an American soldier was killed Monday in the eastern province of Kunar. The U.S. military says the soldier, the 10th killed this year in Afghanistan, died during combat operations. No other details have been released.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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