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Seven Taliban fighters, two children killed in Afghan violence

Seven Taliban fighters and two children were killed in three separate incidents in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, officials said on Saturday.

Six Taliban insurgents, part of a bomb-making squad, were killed while setting up a roadside bomb in Arghistaan district of Kandahar, the Governor’s office said in a statement.

A lone Taliban member was also killed when roadside bomb he was planting in neighbouring Panjwai district exploded, the statement said.

Meanwhile, a boy and a girl were killed and four women were injured by a Taliban mortar attack in Maiwand district of Kandahar.

The incident occurred when the Afghan security forces were conducting an operation against the Taliban insurgents.

The Taliban fired back with a mortar which landed in the civilian’s house, the Governor’s office said.


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