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Afghan clashes claim nine lives

Nine people have been killed in two fresh outbreaks of violence in Afghanistan’s troubled south. Five soldiers died and three others were injured when a remote army border in Kandahar Province came under attack, reportedly by drug smugglers. In neighbouring Helmand Province four suspected Taleban were killed as they planted a mine on a road regularly used by military patrols, officials said. Southern and eastern provinces have seen mounting attacks in recent months. In Helmand Province, the bodies of the four suspected Taleban fighters were found between the towns of Musa Qala and Sangin, some 110 kilometres (70 miles) northwest of Kandahar. Full Story

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