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Taliban Ambush Afghan Deminers in Third Attack

Taliban gunmen ambushed an ambulance belonging to an Afghan demining agency, shooting and wounding two people in the third attack on deminers in three weeks, a local government official said on Tuesday. Tammy Hall, external relations officer for the United Nations mine action center, said the attack on an Afghan Technical Consultants (ATC) team took place in the Shah Joy district of the troubled southeastern province of Zabul late on Monday afternoon. “They were ambushed,” she said. “The driver has been hit with four bullets and has some serious wounds.” Baaz Mohammad, district officer in Shah Joy, blamed remnants of the hard-line Taliban movement for the attack. Full Story

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