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PublishDate: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 12:58

Militant killed, explosive materials found in Baghlan

"The militants attacked police checkpoint in Pul-e-Khatol area of provincial capital Pul-e-Khomri city Monday night and police returned fire, killing a rebel on the spot," Ahmad Jawid Basharat told Xinhua.

Basharat also said there was no causality on police while the dead body of rebel and his rocket propelled were on the ground.

Police found 16 rockets which are to be used by militants to make roadside bombs in Dahani Ghori district, he added.

Baghlan, a peaceful province in north Afghanistan, has seen Taliban surge in their anti-government activities ahead of Afghan presidential election set for Aug. 20, as eight rebels were killed in a clash with police in the province on Sunday.

Editor: Wang Guanqun


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