April 6, 2011 9:16 AM

U.S. troops repel Taliban attack at eastern Afghan airport

An insurgent attack at the airport in the eastern city of Jalalabad late Tuesday left at least seven militants dead in the latest sign that the Taliban are stepping up assaults as the weather warms. The attack came shortly before midnight as the provincial governor met with other officials at the airport to discuss security. U.S. troops are based at the airport.

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