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2 Britons killed in Taliban attacks

September 06, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Taliban attacks killed two British soldiers and two Afghan police officers in southern Afghanistan, and two dozen militants were killed elsewhere, authorities said.

An explosion killed the two British soldiers as they patrolled in Helmand province, Britain's Defense Ministry said. A remote-controlled bomb killed the two Afghans, also in Helmand, where coalition airstrikes killed "more than 24" militants.

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