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'Taleban' clash sparks border row

A row has erupted between Afghanistan and Pakistan over the identities of suspected Taleban militants killed by Afghan troops on Wednesday. After a fierce battle near the southern Afghan border town of Spin Boldak, Afghan officials sent more than 20 bodies over the border, saying they were not Afghans. They were among at least 46 people killed in the battle. But Pakistan has refused to accept them, saying they are not Pakistanis and warning that the Afghan refusal to take back the bodies may spark tension in the border region. About 40 suspected Taleban and six government soldiers were killed in the fighting that lasted more than six hours, district governor Said Fazaluddin Agha said. Full Story

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