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Battles in Afghanistan Leave Over 40 Dead

Heavy fighting involving several hundred Taliban fighters and Afghan and coalition forces in southern Afghanistan killed about a dozen police, a Canadian soldier and more than 30 militants, officials said Thursday. In western Afghanistan, a suicide car bomber rammed into two vehicles, killing an American working on a counter-narcotics project and wounding two other people, officials said. The Taliban fighting raged late Wednesday and early Thursday in the volatile southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, a former Taliban stronghold where supporters of the ousted regime have been stepping up attacks. Full Story

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