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Danish base attacked in Afghanistan

The Danish army says almost a dozen of its soldiers in Afghanistan have been wounded amid escalating violence in the war-weary country.

Militants attacked the Danish base in Helmand Province late on Tuesday, injuring eleven troopers and two Afghan translators, the military said on Wednesday.

Nearly 30 Danish soldiers have died in the war-torn country since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

At least 178 foreign troops have been killed in Afghanistan since the start of 2010. According to statistics, 2009 was the deadliest year for foreign troops, with a total of 520 US-led soldiers killed.

NATO currently has more than 120,000 soldiers in the war-torn country. The US has plans to deploy 30,000 extra troops by August.

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