Turnbull considers Nato request for more Australian troops in Afghanistan

Turnbull considers Nato request for more Australian troops in Afghanistan

Additional personnel needed to deal with resurgent Taliban and continuing threat from Islamic State fighters

Malcolm Turnbull says he is weighing up a Nato request to send more Australian troops to Afghanistan.

The prime minister, who visited the region ahead of Anzac Day, confirmed he has been asked for additional personnel to help deal with a resurgent Taliban and the continuing threat from Islamic State fighters.

Related: Malcolm Turnbull visits Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of Anzac Day

Related: Afghanistan reels from Taliban’s deadliest attack on army since 2001

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