Norwegian warplanes have dropped bombs in battle for the first time since World War Two, joining in U.S.-led strikes in Afghanistan, officials say.
NATO-member Norway joined attacks on rebels in southern Afghanistan on Monday # the biggest battle for nearly a year.
“One of our warplanes dropped two laser-guided bombs,” Dag Aamoth, a military spokesman at Norway’s Defence Headquarters, told Reuters. “Since World War Two, it was the first time Norway dropped bombs in battle as opposed to training.”
Norway was occupied by Germany during World War Two, but Norwegian pilots and planes, based in Britain, participated in allied air strikes against the Nazis.