11 sol­diers die in Tal­iban am­bush

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Eleven Afghan sol­diers were killed in a Tal­iban am- bush in a western province that borders Iran, an of­fi­cial said. Mean­while, U. S. and Afghan forces de­stroyed a mu­ni­tions cache in a volatile re­gion close to Kabul, the cap­i­tal.

An Afghan army con­voy in Herat province was trav­el­ing to neigh­bor­ing Badghis province when it came un­der at­tack by a large group of in­sur­gents, said He­san­ul­lah Hayat, spokesman for the Herat gover­nor.

In Par­wan province north of Kabul, U. S. forces de­stroyed mu­ni­tions “that we be­lieve could have been used to con­duct at­tacks against Afghans and coali­tion forces,” said U. S. Army Col. Brian Tribus, a spokesman for the North At­lantic Treaty Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s mis­sion in Afghanistan.

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