Korean, U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Plan Joint Drill

      February 11, 2011 13:11

      Korean troops in Afghanistan are planning joint anti-terrorism training exercises with American forces after the rocket-propelled grenade attack on the Oshino unit base there on Tuesday.  

      "Attacks against the Korean base in Charikar are continuing... so we are coming up with effective responses," a government source said Thursday. "We plan to hold joint training exercises with U.S. troops there to bolster our ability to monitor terrorist factions and deal with them."

      Meanwhile, the source said the people responsible for Tuesday's attack may not have been an organized terrorist group. "Judging from information gathered from local police and other agencies, the force responsible for the latest attack against the Provincial Reconstruction Team is not believed to be linked to the Taliban or other terror organizations," he said.

      As a result of the attack, the government has decided to indefinitely postpone the official opening of the base scheduled for next Monday.

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