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Four Taliban fighters dead after attack on NATO supplies in Afghanistan

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Four Taliban fighters dead after attack on NATO supplies in Afghanistan

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Four Taliban militants have been killed during an attack on a NATO base in Afghanistan that destroyed 37 trucks full of fuel and supplies.

The assault took place in the parking compound of an outpost near the Pakistani border, close to the Khyber Pass.

The attackers set off explosives and fought an hour-long gun battle with police.

Three of the men were killed in the gunfire while the fourth blew himself up, according to local officials.

A witness said one Afghan driver was injured.

The area provides a key supply route for NATO-led forces. Militants on both sides of the border often attack supplies destined for troops in Afghanistan.