Bosnia to send more troops to Afghanistan

Bosnia’s parliament on Wednesday approved the deployment of more troops to Afghanistan, where it has already a small contingent of soldiers, national radio reported.

The decision clears the way for the planned deployment of 45 troops of Bosnia-Hercegovina’s armed forces to serve with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

The unit was expected to leave for Afghanistan in October, the report said.

Bosnia, which hopes to join NATO, sent 10 officers to serve with ISAF in 2009.

A European Union peacekeeping mission, numbering around 2,000 troops, remains in Bosnia in the wake of its 1992-1995 war.