Romania to send 400 extra troops to Afghanistan

Bucharest (dpa)- Romania plans to send an extra 400 troops to join the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Teodor Atanasiu said Wednesday.

The minister said the troops would be deployed for three months from August to assist in preparations for parliamentary elections.

Romania already has an 80-man contingent serving with the ISAF and another 470 troops in the U.S.-led coalition Enduring Freedom. dpa mk ms


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