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4 Soldiers, 2 Militants Slain in Gun Battle

From Times Wire Reports

About 20 militants ambushed an Afghan military patrol in a Taliban stronghold, sparking a three-hour gun battle that left four troops and two rebels dead, an Afghan official said.

The gunmen opened fire on 30 soldiers riding in pickup trucks through Nawbahar, a mountainous district of Zabol province, Deputy Police Chief Jailani Khan said.


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