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Religious Leaders Killed In Afghanistan


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) February 4, 2007 -- Reports quoting police in Afghanistan say gunmen shot dead a provincial religious council leader, and the caretaker of a shrine in the southern city of Kandahar today.


No one claimed responsibility, but police blamed the insurgent Taliban movement.


Meanwhile, Taliban militants on February 3 abducted four employees of a peace commission trying to persuade the extremists to side with the government.


They were on their way from the southern province of Uruzgan to Kandahar when abducted.


(AFP)

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