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The World : Afghan Jets Bomb Rebels

Afghan jets bombed guerrilla positions around the strategic eastern city of Jalalabad, and Kabul radio said that hundreds of insurgents were killed in a failed attempt to capture the city. The guerrillas admitted that bombing by government forces hampered their advance but said they shot down five aircraft and killed more than 100 government soldiers. The government radio said the dead included four Americans, a Saudi national and some Pakistanis. Pakistan, the United States and Saudi Arabia back the guerrillas but deny having any nationals fighting in Afghanistan.


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