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Suspected Taliban Kill Four Villagers

Suspected Taliban ambushed a pickup truck carrying villagers along a desert road in southern Afghanistan, killing four and injuring one, a government official said Tuesday. The villagers were traveling from the market town of Spinboldak, near the Pakistani border, to another border district, Shorawak, in southern Kandahar province, said Haji Fazal Mohammed, the head of administration in Shorawak. Mohammed blamed Taliban guerrillas for Monday’s attack, which happened about 110 miles southeast of the provincial capital of Kandahar. He offered no evidence to support his claim and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. “Taliban carried out the attack probably thinking the vehicle was carrying government troops,” he said. Kandahar was a stronghold of the Taliban militia, which was ousted by a U.S.-led coalition in late 2001 for harboring terrorists. Full Story

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