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Suspected Taliban Supporters Stage Afghan Attacks

23 April 2004 -- Suspected Taliban supporters are being blamed today for two recent attacks in Afghanistan.

A group of about 50 armed men attacked an aid organization in Kandahar Province today, setting fire to eight vehicles at the Central Asia Development Group, a nongovernmental organization partly funded by the United States.

No casualties were reported.

A U.S. military patrol in the eastern Khost Province came under fire late on 21 April. The U.S. soldiers returned fire, eventually killing two of the attackers and capturing three others.

District chief Mohammad Akbar Zadran said the suspected Taliban fighters had ambushed a U.S. military convoy.

Zadran said there were no U.S. casualties.