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Gunmen Kill 5 Afghan Soldiers, Kidnap Two

Unidentified gunmen have attacked a security post in southwest Afghanistan, killing five Afghan soldiers and kidnapping two others, the local security chief said on Saturday. The attackers opened fire on the post in Chotu village, Helmand province, late on Friday, security chief Daad Mohammad told Reuters. “Our people were praying when they were attacked,” he said. Officials have warned of strengthening resistance from former Taliban fighters in recent weeks, particularly across the south of the country. Police and security officials said they suspected the Taliban may be behind both the attack and recent distributions of anti-U.S. pamphlets and posters, although there was no immediate proof. Full Story

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