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In fighting on Saturday in a different part of Nangarhar, 10 militants were killed and eight others wounded in a 30-minute clash in Sherzad district, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar.

Mirwais Khan reported from Kandahar, Afghanistan. Associated Press writer Rahim Faiez in Kabul also contributed to this report.