8 Taliban killed by NATO as war enters 10th year

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A joint patrol also seized a vehicle with 1,700 pounds of heroin, 550 pounds of hashish, 220 pounds of wet opium, five anti-personal mines, and bomb-making materials in Kandahar, he said.

In eastern Wardak province, assailants threw a hand grenade at a wedding party, wounding four people, Afghan’s Interior Ministry said Thursday. A ministry statement did not specify when the attack occurred.

Three militants were killed Wednesday night in the southeastern Zabul province during a firefight with a joint force, said Mohammad Jan Rasoolyar, spokesman for the governor. A woman died after stepping on a land mine in the province’s Mizan district Thursday.

Associated Press writers Heidi Vogt in Kabul and Mirwais Khan in Kandahar contributed to this report.


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