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Mortar Attack Kills 9 Afghan Civilians at Mosque

Officials in Afghanistan say at least nine civilians were killed and six more wounded when a mortar shell fired by Afghan national security forces hit a mosque on Friday. In another development, U.S. and local forces jointly assaulted a Taliban-held prison in a volatile southern region and freed more than 40 Afghan security personnel. The incident involving the mortar attack took place in the central Maidan Wardak province during clashes with Taliban insurgents, provincial Deputy...

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