| GEO World|
| Taliban claim killing of 20 coalition troops|
| Updated at: 1419 PST, Wednesday, June 30, 2010|
JALALABAD: Foreign troops repulsed a commando style-attack on Wednesday by Taliban insurgents against an airfield in eastern Afghanistan, officials claimed, however, Taliban claimed killing of 20 coalition troops.
The blast wounded an Afghan soldier and a foreigner, while a group of other militants equipped with rocket propelled grenades and small arms clashed with Afghan and foreign forces.
"The airfield's perimeter was not breached and several insurgent were killed during the attack," the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.
A Taliban spokesman said six-suicide commandos were involved in the attack, which he said killed more than 20foreign and Afghan forces.
Since being overthrown in 2001 the Taliban have gone from strength to strength and are engaged daily in clashes with Afghan security forces and around 150,000 foreign troops.