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PublishDate: Sunday, July 8, 2012 16:24

41 killed in incidents of violence in Afghanistan

At least 41 people have been killed in various incidents of violence in different parts of Afghanistan.

At least 41 people have been killed in various incidents of violence in different parts of Afghanistan.

At least 14 civilians were killed in southern Kandahar province when their vehicles hit two roadside bombs on Sunday.

"This morning a tractor and small truck hit roadside bombs in Arghistan district, killing 14 people and wounding three," AFP quoted provincial police Chief General Abdul Raziq as saying.

In another incident, five policemen and 22 militants were killed after the Taliban attacked checkpoints in southern province of Helmand early Sunday morning, a police official said.

The deaths come a day after bomb explosions and a rocket attack in southern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, including at

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