Taliban fighters killed at least seven Afghans and wounded 10 Polish soldiers in a repelled assault Wednesday on a base in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.
A total of 19 people were killed and 63 wounded in the assault and in three other attacks around the country as part of an effort by the insurgents to ramp up their campaign against the international coalition and the government of President Hamid Karzai.
Major Marek Pietrzak, a Polish military spokesman in Warsaw, said insurgents tried to storm the base in eastern Ghazni city but were repelled. He said the wounded Polish soldiers were hospitalized after the attack, though their lives were not in danger. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.