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Taliban kills 30, 15 hurt

2010-08-20 20:49

Kandahar - Afghan police said on Friday that 30 security guards had been killed in a clash with Taliban fighters and that another 15 had been wounded.

"The Taliban attacked and during the fighting, which lasted the whole day, 30 guards were killed, around 15 were injured and some others were taken by the Taliban," said the deputy police chief of southern province Helmand.

The clashes took place in Helmand's volatile Sangin district on Thursday, he said.