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Fighting Escalates in Southern Afghanistan

Afghan security forces surrounded Taliban fighters hiding in a village in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, launching a gunbattle that killed at least three militants and a police officer. Elsewhere in the region, Taliban militants attacked an Afghan construction company working for coalition forces, killing a security guard. The fighting came as visiting British Defense Secretary John Reid said coalition troops must maintain their offensive against Taliban and al-Qaida militants to prevent their return to power. Full Story

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