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Rebels, Afghan Troops Killed in Firefight

August 02, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Four Taliban guerrillas and two Afghan army soldiers have been killed in a firefight in Torghar, or Black Mountain, about 45 miles northeast of Kandahar, said Khan Mohammed, an Afghan military commander.

A fifth Taliban fighter died in a separate gun battle with Afghan police in Dund district, south of Kandahar, he said.

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