Afghanistan war: Russia denies paying militants to kill US troops

Russia has denied reports that it offered Taliban-linked militants bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan.

Citing US officials, The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reported that a Russian military intelligence unit offered the alleged bounties last year.

The same unit has been linked to assassination attempts in Europe

The Russian embassy in the US said the claims had led to threats to diplomats.

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Source: BBC News