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Afghan Officials: Haqqani Militant Assault Repulsed

Afghan troops backed by Western air power reportedly have killed at least 60 insurgents near the Pakistani border in some of the heavily fighting in recent years, Afghan security officials said on Wednesday. The clashes in eastern Paktika province allegedly involve the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, which has sanctuaries in Pakistan's tribal areas.   Afghan officials claim that as many as 300 Haqqani insurgents, including suicide bombers, attacked military posts in the border...

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