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Two Soldiers, Four Afghan Intelligence Officers Killed

Two New Zealand soldiers and four Afghan intelligence officers have been killed and 16 injured in clashes with Taliban militants in central Afghanistan.

The New Zealand Defense Force said the soldiers were killed on August 4 near the town of Do Abe in the province of Bamiyan after they came to the aid of local security forces.

Afghan provincial governor Habiba Sarabi said the Taliban had ambushed agents of the National Directorate of Security -- the Afghan intelligence service -- during a search operation in Baghak village, Shiber district.

Several hours of gun battles ensued, in which four Afghans were killed.

It was immediately unclear whether any militants were killed.

The New Zealand government has said its 140 troops in Bamiyan would be withdrawn in late 2013.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa 
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by: Jack from: US
August 05, 2012 12:38
The preceding comment by homophobic RFE/RL staffer.

by: Jack from: US
August 05, 2012 23:55
when NATO minions die for US government it is good for humanity
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by: Andrew from: Auckland
August 06, 2012 10:14
Looks like Mr. Jack got his order wrong there. BTW, the New Zealanders are not part of NATO Jack, they are there under the UN mandate.

As for your, rather reprehensible statement, well most people consider it better when the minions of dictatorships, such as Russia, Syria et all, die and are unable to oppress their own people and neighbors.
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by: Jack from: US
August 06, 2012 13:02
Jack, I did not write NZ is "NATO member" I wrote "NATO minion." US is biggest sponsor of terrorism.

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