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Seven Suspected Taleban Rebels and Seven Medics Killed in Afghanistan


Fighting between suspected Taleban rebels and U.S.-coalition and Afghan troops has left seven insurgents dead, while a rebel attack on a medical clinic left a doctor and his six colleagues dead.

Police say the attack on the independently run clinic occurred in Khost province, bordering Pakistan. Suspected Taleban rebels broke into the building and shot the seven victims late Tuesday night.

Also on Tuesday, officials say seven insurgents were killed in a clash that broke out on the border between the southern provinces of Kandahar and Uruzgan after the rebels attacked a joint Afghan-coalition patrol.

The officials say four Afghan soldiers were wounded in the fighting, which ended with the insurgents fleeing into nearby mountains, carrying their wounded. Several rebels were captured.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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