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Taliban attack town in south Afghanistan

Taliban militants attacked a southern town Thursday in the latest violence to shake war-battered Afghanistan, sparking intense fighting with government troops that left two insurgents dead, the defense ministry said. A NATO airstrike pushed back the militants, who used mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns in the attack on Naw Zad, in volatile Helmand province, said Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi. He said the fighting between the Taliban and Afghan army troops was “intense.” Full Story

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