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Civilians, Troops Killed in Two Afghan Provinces

Eighteen people have been killed in seperate attacks in Afghanistan.
Officials say 10 civilians were killed Thursday in Helmand province as they traveled to a wedding.
In eastern Laghman province, a government spokesman said five Afghan soldiers died when their convoy hit a land mine.
Another official announced that three policemen were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kandahar.
There were no claims of responsibility, but similar attacks have been claimed by Taliban insurgents.

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