Afghan official: Bomb kills 9 civilians in north

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The fuel crisis comes as NATO and Afghan forces are struggling to undermine the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan ahead of a typical uptick in attacks in the spring.

In the east, NATO said international and Afghan troops killed two insurgents and captured two suspected militants Saturday in a raid on a compound. The troops were searching for a local Taliban leader in eastern Wardak province when they were shot at Saturday in Nerkh district and returned fire.

The international military coalition did not say whether the targeted Taliban leader was among those killed or captured.

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