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NATO kills "multiple" militants in airstrike in eastern Afghan province
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ' NATO says international troops and Afghan forces have killed "multiple" insurgents during an operation in an eastern Afghan province where a feared Pakistan-based militant network is particularly active.
The U.S.-led coalition said Monday that Afghan and international forces called for an airstrike on militants in Paktiya province's Wuza Jadran district on Sunday. It said the target of the operation was a heavily-armed group of Haqqani network fighters who operate in the area.
NATO has stepped up its focus on eastern Afghanistan, in areas along the Pakistani border. The al-Qaida and Taliban-linked Haqqani use Pakistan as a safe haven and the U.S. and Afghanistan have urged Islamabad to act against the militants.