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Afghan bus blast 'kills 15'

A day of explosions and fighting across Afghanistan has left at least 57 people dead. Officials quoted by Reuters news agency said it had been the bloodiest 24 hours in more than a year. An explosion in a minibus in the southern province of Helmand killed 15 people, including six children and a woman, whilst a blast in a house in the capital, Kabul, left two students dead. Afghan troops battled militants in Khost Province near the border with Pakistan and rival tribesmen clashed in Uruzgan Province. Fifteen suspected Taleban fighters and five Afghan soldiers died in the Khost fighting after troops were attacked overnight in a traditional Taleban stronghold. Government reinforcements forced the militants back, an army commander said. In Uruzgan, about 20 people died as supporters of Amanullah, a former ruler of the remote district of Kajran, clashed with forces loyal to his successor, Abdul Rahman Khan. Full Story

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