SEOUL, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The South Korean government is considering sending troops to Afghanistan to serve as a security force for reconstruction workers.
Officials said the number of civilian workers would probably increase to 120 and that 350 soldiers would be sent, Yonhap News Agency reported. A camp would be created for both groups in a northern province of Afghanistan.
"The Defense Ministry plans to submit a motion for the deployment to the National Assembly's regular session next month and later send an on-spot survey team to visit and review candidate destinations," a government source said. "A final decision will be made after consulting with the NATO command."
The cabinet is expected to back the plan to send troops at its meeting next week.