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Seven Dead in Clashes After Afghan Governor Ousted

At least seven supporters of the ousted governor of Herat in western Afghanistan were killed Sunday and 20 wounded in clashes with police and U.S. troops after mobs burned U.N. offices, doctors said.Protests erupted after President Hamid Karzai replaced powerful regional commander Ismail Khan as Herat governor on Saturday as part of a broader plan to rein in warlords ahead of Oct. 9 presidential elections. “I have so far received seven bodies of protesters,” said a doctor at Herat’s central hospital, who did not want to be identified. A Reuters cameraman at the hospital saw at least 20 people being treated for gunshot injuries.Full Story

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