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Violence in Afghanistan Kills 13 People


A roadside bomb, a Taleban assault on a police station, and an air strike by U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan have killed at least 13 people.

Four Afghan soldiers died in a roadside bomb blast as they took part in a joint operation with U.S. forces against insurgents in Kunar province on Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, two rockets hit central Kabul, injuring three people. There was no claim of responsibility.

A day earlier, an airstrike by U.S.-led forces in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province killed three suspected Taleban.

In another clash, five rebels and one policeman were killed in a gun battle when Taleban insurgents attacked a police checkpoint in Kandahar province.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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