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Multiple Attacks Hit Southeastern Afghanistan

At least two Afghans were killed and six wounded Friday in an explosion at a government military post near the former Taliban stronghold of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan, police said. The blast came hours after more than 20 rockets landed near Khost’s airport, where U.S.-led forces are based, they said. No immediate reports of casualties or damage were received in what was the biggest single rocket attack since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. A government soldier guarding the post was killed along with one civilian, while five soldiers and another civilian were wounded in the blast in Ali Sher district on the outskirts of Khost, said Mohammad Zaman, a senior local police official. “There is no doubt that the Taliban carried out the two attacks,” Zaman said. The incidents came two days after Khost’s deputy intelligence chief was shot dead by a suspected Taliban militant who then blew himself up to avoid being arrested. Full Story

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