Afghanistan militants killed in Nato camp attack

Insurgents attacked a Nato and Afghan army outpost in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, Nato officials said today, killing 29 of the militants in the resulting skirmish.

Troops at the combat outpost in Spera district of Khost province returned fire with mortars. There were no civilian casualties, it said.

General Raz Mohmmad Horya Khil, a senior commander of the Afghan National Army in the province, said there were no casualties among Nato or Afghan troops.

Horya Khil said the attack, coming from the Pakistan side of the border, was directed at the Mir Safar joint-Nato and Afghan army camp and lasted for more than two hours.

Earlier today a Nato service member was killed by a home-made bomb in southern Afghanistan.

The Danish military said the bomb blast killed a Danish soldier and seriously injured another. The two members of the Royal Life Guards were on foot patrol in Helmand province when the bomb went off.

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