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Five Afghan Police Killed in Taliban Raid

Taliban fighters attacked a police station in southern Afghanistan’s volatile Kandahar province, killing five men, including a commander, a security official said Tuesday. Kandahar is the former stronghold of the Taliban, who were ousted in a U.S.-led offensive in late 2001. The hard-line militia has been blamed for a rash of attacks in recent months, many of them in the south, raising fears it is regrouping. The Taliban fighters arrived in four pickup trucks on Monday night and attacked the police station to the northwest of the city of Kandahar. “The clash lasted more than half an hour. The chief of police of Ghorak, Sahak Mama, is among the five killed,” said Salim Khan, a provincial intelligence official. Full Story

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