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21 Killed in Afghanistan Attacks Directed at Provincial Governor

Twenty-one people, including two senior Defense Ministry commanders, were killed in heavy factional fighting overnight in the western province of Herat, in another upset for Afghanistan as it prepares for elections, Afghan officials said Saturday.In what appeared to be coordinated attacks, forces from three neighboring provinces moved on districts in Herat Province, the fief of the powerful warlord Ismail Khan. Fighting involving artillery and tanks was continuing on Saturday afternoon south of the city of Herat, around Shindand, said Mohammadullah Afzali, the Foreign Ministry representative in Herat. Full Story

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