NATO says Taliban insurgents launched a brazen attack on the U.S.-run Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan early Wednesday, leaving 10 militants dead and wounding at least seven service members.
NATO said militants started their assault before dawn using small arms, rockets and grenades, Voice of America reports.
More than 200 NATO-led troops, with the majority of them Americans, have been killed since the beginning of this year in Afghanistan, almost double the number of NATO-led forces casualties against the same period in 2009.
Military experts including Afghan and NATO-led forces commanders have predicted more violence in the current year in the militancy-plagued central Asian state, Xinhua informs.
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia