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Three Afghans Killed, Four Abducted in Attacks

Three Afghan soldiers were killed and four kidnapped in two separate pre-dawn attacks on security checkposts near the eastern border town of Spin Boldak, police said on Saturday. A police official said the simultaneous attacks, in which two soldiers were also injured, were the work of the Taliban and renegade warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hizb-e-Islami group. One of the injured men said grenades and machine guns were used in the strikes, 6 to 12 miles north of Spin Boldak, the official said. A man claiming to have been an official in the former hardline Taliban regime told Reuters, on condition of anonymity, that remnants of the Taliban had carried out the attacks. Full Story

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