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3 Killed in Afghanistan

April 10, 2002|Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan military patrol working with U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan was attacked with grenades Tuesday, an official said. Three people were killed, including the two attackers.

The assault occurred on a road in eastern Paktia province.

A local security official, Ezatullah Ahmadzai, said the attackers hurled two grenades at a military pickup truck in the Mullakheil district, killing one person and wounding two.

He said pro-U.S. Afghan forces in the bed of the truck opened fire, killing the perpetrators.

Ahmadzai said the Afghan attackers were working for a local warlord named Bacha Khan, who also works alongside U.S. special forces.

Ahmadzai said Afghan security forces arrested Halib Khan, one of Bacha Khan's commanders, and turned him over to U.S. troops.

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