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Afghan Police Kill Poppy Farmers

Anti-drugs police in northern Afghanistan have shot dead two farmers who resisted efforts to destroy their opium poppy crop, officials say. Sar-i-Pul provincial governor Sayed Iqbal Munib said police opened fire after a group of farmers attacked them with stones and pieces of wood. He said two other farmers and 10 policemen were also injured. Afghanistan, the world’s main producer of opium, is under international pressure to end poppy growing. Full Story

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