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Southern Afghanistan Tense After Major Taliban Strikes


http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_mw800_mh600.jpg (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.


(AFP)

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