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Afghan, U.S. Forces Raid Taliban Hideout


3 October 2004 -- Afghan security forces backed by U.S. helicopter gunships raided a suspected Taliban hideout near Afghanistan's southern border with Pakistan, killing one suspected militant and arresting 15 others.

Local Afghan border guard commander Abdul Raziq said the overnight raid was conducted near the town of Spin Boldak.

Raziq also said nine people were wounded in the raid.

The operation comes amid increased security measure ahead of this week's presidential election, scheduled for 9 October.

(Reuters)
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