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Six Killed, Several Hurt in Fresh Afghan Violence

At least six people were killed and several wounded at the weekend in a restive southern Afghan province where remnants of the ousted Taliban have stepped up their attacks in recent weeks, officials said Monday. Four government soldiers were killed and two wounded when their vehicle hit a land mine in Soori district of Zabul province Sunday, they said. Also at the weekend, a bomb blast killed two civilians and wounded two in the Dai Chopan district of the same province, said provincial governor Kheyal Mohammad Husseini. He blamed the Taliban for the blast and said Afghan forces had foiled yet another attack by radical Islamic militants in Mizan district, also in Zabul. Full Story

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