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Militants Kill 12 Afghan Workers Clearing Land Mines

Militants in southern Afghanistan have shot and killed 12 workers who were clearing land mines in Helmand province, on a day that also saw a shooting and a suicide bombing in Kabul. Police say Afghan troops responded with gunfire to the Helmand attack, for which they blame the Taliban. Reuters news service reports that four of the attackers were killed in the firefight and three more were captured. Earlier Saturday, Afghan police said gunmen shot and killed a senior official of...

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