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Posted: 10/11/2007 10:25:12 AM EST
8 Taliban killed in Afghan clashes
Wed Oct 10, 8:01 AM ET
NATO-led and Afghan troops clashed with Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan, leaving eight suspected militants dead and three detained, an official said Wednesday.

The clashes occurred in Zhari district of Kandahar province on Tuesday evening and Wednesday, and there were no casualties among NATO or Afghan forces in the fighting, said provincial Police Chief Sayed Agha Saqib.

A roadside bomb targeted a police vehicle in the same district Wednesday, wounding four officers, Saqib said.

Afghanistan is going through its most violent period since the U.S. invasion six years ago, mostly in its southern provinces. More than 5,100 people — mostly militants — have died in insurgency-related violence in 2007, according to an Associated Press count based on information from Afghan and Western officials.

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