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High Alert After Afghan Battle

Afghan soldiers remain on high alert in the south of the country following Wednesday’s clash with Taleban fighters that left 49 people dead. The battle in Kandahar province near the Pakistan border was one of the deadliest since the fall of the Taleban regime in 2001. “We are still on high alert mode and ready for any further Taleban attacks,” Kandahar military commander General Khan Mohammad told the AFP news agency. After the clash, the pro-government Afghan militiamen dumped around 22 Taleban bodies over the border in Pakistan but later retrieved some of them following Pakistani protests. The fighting broke out when around 100 suspected Taleban fighters armed with rifles, machine guns and rocket launchers attacked the pro-government troops. Forty Taleban fighters and nine Afghan militiamen were killed. Full Story

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