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PublishDate: Wednesday, May 13, 200912:19

Clash leaves 6 Taliban, 2 civilians dead

Armed Taliban rebels stormed police checkpoint in a village near provincial capital Sharan Tuesday evening and police returned fire, killing six rebels on the spot," Hmidullah Zuak told Xinhua.
Two civilians were also killed and four other women and children sustained injuries in the fire-fight, he said.
Taliban militants, who have vowed to launch a spring offensive, in a suicide car bombing Wednesday morning hit one U.S. military base outside Khost city in east Afghanistan, leaving seven Afghan workers dead and 21 others injured.

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