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8 suspected Taliban slain in Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint manned by Afghan troops and the clash left eight insurgents dead and one Afghan guard wounded, a statement from the U.S.-led coalition said Saturday. A large group of militants attacked the compound in the southern province of Uruzgan on Thursday, the statement said. “Afghan security guards aggressively fought off the attacking Taliban force in a pitched battle, killing eight Taliban fighters during a six-hour firefight,” it said. The incident could not be independently verified, due to the remoteness of the area. Full Story

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