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Coalition Troops Kill 3 Suspected Taliban

(RFE/RL) February 28, 2007 -- Coalition troops in Afghanistan have killed three suspected Taliban militants in a clash in southern Zabul Province.

District Governor Fazel Bari says the battle took place on February 27.

The fighting came after purported Taliban members claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the same day on a U.S. air base during a visit by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

An Interior Ministry spokesman says 20 people were killed in the attack, including four foreigners.


The Afghan Insurgency

The Afghan Insurgency

A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)

HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.


Listen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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