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Taliban say hold 13 Afghans in troubled south

The Taliban said they had captured 11 Afghan troops, a senior policeman and a district chief in a district of Kandahar where U.S. and Afghan forces staged an anti-guerrilla operation just days earlier. Taliban commander Mullah Rahim said the 13 were captured in a raid on Mian Nishin district of Kandahar province on Thursday. “We have hidden them somewhere and will decide on their fate following instructions from our leadership,” Rahim told Reuters, using a satellite phone belonging to the district police chief. Full Story

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