Germany will extend its mission in Afghanistan for another year, the government said Wednesday, despite the growing unpopularity of the war at home. The decision, to be announced later in the day, requires parliamentary approval, and that is expected before the current mandate expires in Dec. 13. Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition enjoys a comfortable majority in parliament. The mission to Afghanistan has becoming increasingly unpopular with Germans. More than 30 soldiers have been killed as Taliban militants have become more entrenched in the north of the country where German soldiers serve in the NATO-led force.