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Archive for Sunday, August 3, 2008

Civilians, militants die in separate incidents

August 3, 2008

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— A bus carrying a wedding party struck a mine in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, killing the bride and groom and eight others, a police official said.

Provincial police chief Matiullah Kahn said children were killed in the bombing, which he blamed on Taliban militants. Eight other people were wounded, he said.

The civilian deaths Saturday came after the U.S.-led coalition said some of its forces used airstrikes to kill more than a dozen Taliban fighters, also in southern Afghanistan.

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