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Eleven Chinese construction workers shot dead in north Afghanistan

Eleven Chinese construction workers were gunned down in their sleep in a usually peaceful area of northeastern Afghanistan in the worst attack on foreigners since the fall of the Taliban regime. Around 20 armed men stormed a compound housing Chinese workers building a road in Kunduz province, 250 kilometres (150 miles) north of Kabul, and opened fire with automatic weapons, the Chinese embassy said. The night-time killing was the second murder of foreigners in a week in northern Afghanistan, until now considered free of the bloody insurgency wracking the south and southeast. Hours after the killings a bomb, believed to be planted for UN vehicles, exploded on the main road joining the Kunduz and Takhar provinces. It caused no casualties or damage, provincial military spokesman Jan Agha said. Full Story

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