Two Danish soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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COPENHAGEN, Sep 27 (Reuters) Two Danish soldiers have been killed in fighting with Taliban insurgents in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the Danish Central Army Command said today.

The Danish army said in a statement the soldiers were killed when Taliban forces attacked Danish positions several times over a two-hour period last evening.

Denmark has about 400 troops in Afghanistan and plans to increase the number to about 550 this month.

REUTERS ARB PM1300

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