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8 private security guards die in Afghan clash

“Eight guards of a private security company were killed and three wounded in a clash between insurgents and the private security company Sunday night, officials said.

The clash took place in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, said Daud Ahmadi, the spokesman for the province’s governor.

The company was providing security for a private firm that is working on the Kandahar-Herat highway, Ahmadi said.

President Hamid Karzai’s administration has called for the dissolution of all private security firms operating in the country, a process that was already under way.”

(Source: 8 private security guards die in Afghan clash – CNN.com)

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