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October 29, 2010

NATO Forces Kill 30 Militants in Eastern Afghanistan

The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says coalition forces killed at least 30 militants Saturday while fighting off an attack on a combat outpost.

The attack occurred early in the morning in the Bermal district of Paktika province, bordering Pakistan.  NATO says militants surrounded the outpost, firing from all directions with rocket-propelled grenades, small arms and mortars.

Coalition officials said the embattled troops on the ground called in air support to help repel the attack.

At least five coalition service members were wounded during the firefight, but NATO says none were killed.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.