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Southern Afghanistan Tense After Major Taliban Strikes --> (RFE/RL) June 13, 2006 -- Reports say southern Afghanistan remains tense after Afghan and U.S.-led forces killed up to 37 Taliban fighters in military operations on June 12.

General Rahmatullah Raufi said a brother-in-law of fugitive Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar is believed to have been those killed in the fighting.

In the country's eastern Paktiya Province, a roadside bomb killed two civilians and wounded six.


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