Turkish officials say Ankara made the proposal at a NATO meeting in May when the US and its partners agreed a plan to withdraw troops by September 11 after 20 years of war trying to defeat Taliban forces.
Six soldiers were wounded in the attack in the Maiwand district of the southern province of Kandahar, a police spokesman said.
Nearly 150 people abducted by Taliban in an ambush in northern Kunduz province have been rescued.
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