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  • An Afghan border policeman fires on Taliban fighters hidden in the Traffic Department building, where smoke rises from the rooftop, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 8, 2011. The Taliban unleashed a major assault Saturday on government buildings throughout Kandahar, Afghanistan's main southern city, an attack that cast doubt on how successful the U.S.-led coalition has been in its nearly yearlong military campaign to establish security and stability in the former Taliban stronghold. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

    Afghan forces clash with militants for 2nd day

    Afghan security forces on Sunday surrounded a small group of insurgents who barricaded themselves inside a hotel on the second day of clashes in the southern city of Kandahar, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

  • Afghan officer slays 6 American troops

    An Afghan border police officer killed six U.S. servicemen during a training mission Monday, underscoring one of the risks in a U.S.-led program to educate enough recruits to turn over the lead for security to Afghan forces by 2014.

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