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Religious Leaders Killed In Afghanistan --> (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.


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