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Seven Afghan Policemen, Five Taliban Killed

Gunmen killed seven Afghan policemen in an ambush in the western province of Farah at the weekend, the latest in a spate of violence ahead of elections supposed to be held in September, an official said on Monday. In a separate incident on Sunday, U.S. forces killed five Taliban guerrillas and wounded three in the southern province of Zabul, Zabul Governor Kheyal Mohammad Husseini told Reuters. The gunmen who attacked the policemen were wearing military uniforms when they fired on police vehicles on a road in the Del Khak area of Farah on Sunday, Interior Ministry spokesman Lutfullah Mashal said. Mashal said he did not know who had carried out the attack, but said it could have been the work of Taliban guerrillas or drug traffickers. “An investigation has been launched,” he said. Farah borders Iran, one of the main routes for the export of Afghanistan’s massive opium and heroin output. Full Story

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