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Afghanistan-conflict: the Taliban kill 10 Afghans engaged in the demining of their country
Kabul (Reuters) - The Taliban killed 10 Afghans working for the main demining organization of the country, the police announced Wednesday.
Islamist fighters attacked Tuesday night the camp where these workers were set up, in the province of Baghlan, in northern Afghanistan, theater of important fights in recent weeks.
"The Taliban brought them into a room and opened fire on them," said a spokesman for the provincial police, Jawed Basharat, who also reported 14 wounded.
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Video: Afghanistan: Taliban's Return to Power 'Likely' (DW.Com) Your Browser Does Not Support This Video The international troops ride afghanistan - in return the militant Taliban intensify their attacks. A district after another falls into her hands. © Noorgul Andarwal A police building destroyed by the Taliban in the province of Baghlan in the north of the country in Afghanistan, another district has fallen to the militant-Islamist Taliban .
according to the latter, the victims worked for Halo Trust, the main Organization involved in efforts to remove mines and other explosive devices scattered through Afghanistan after decades of various conflicts.
A spokesman for the Taliban did not respond to a comment request, no more than Halo Trust.
Fighting between Taliban and government forces have gained in intensity and spread over 26 of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, according to the authorities, since the United States announced in April the withdrawal of their troops by September 11th .
(Writing Kabul, French version Bertrand Boucey, edited by Blandine Hénault)
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