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Afghanistan: Ambush kills anti-Taliban militiamen

April 14, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a Taliban ambush has killed three members of a local militia that rose up against insurgent control of the area.

The local chief of police, Lutfullah, said Monday that the militiamen were patrolling in Andar district in the eastern province of Ghazni when they were attacked Sunday night. He said three of the armed village men were killed and three others were wounded.

Lutfullah, who uses just one name, said those killed were members of an “uprising unit” that two years ago took up arms against Taliban dominance of the area.

More than a dozen years after the U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban, the militants launch near-daily attacks across Afghanistan, though the territory they control has been reduced in recent years.

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