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100 Reported Killed in Afghan Fighting

A brazen attack by hundreds of Taliban militants on an isolated town had been building for days, a coalition spokesman said Friday, after a wave of violence in southern Afghanistan left around 100 dead. The attack Wednesday night on Musa Qala in the volatile southern province of Helmand sparked eight hours of fighting and left about 40 Taliban and 13 Afghan police dead. It was the epicenter of some of the fiercest combat since the Taliban regime’s ouster by U.S.-led forces in late 2001 and raised new fears about deteriorating security in the hardline militia’s former southern heartland. Full Story

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