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(RFE/RL) May 10, 2006 -- An Afghan official reports that police killed three militants in a clash early today in Helmand Province.


Muhaiuddin Khan, a spokesman for the province's governor, said the militants were killed after trying to ambush a police patrol.


Helmand Province, along with other provinces in southern Afghanistan, has been the site of frequent clashes between insurgents and Afghan and international troops, particularly in recent months.


(Reuters, dpa)

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