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Six Taliban Killed In Clashes, Rockets Kill Two Women

(RFE/RL) June 1, 2007 -- Afghan government officials say six Taliban fighters were killed overnight in a battle with police in eastern Afghanistan.

The overnight clash began when militants attacked the home of a police official in the Zurmat district of Paktia Province.

In a separate incident, two Afghan women were killed by a Taliban rocket barrage fired at their homes from the mountains of the eastern province of Kunar.

(AP, Reuters)

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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