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Feb 24, 2008
Seven guards killed in Afghan blast

ASADABAD - Seven Afghan security guards were killed Saturday when their vehicle was blown up by a landmine in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial governor said.

The guards had been protecting a road construction company in Kunar province, a troubled region on the Pakistani border, governor Fazullah Wahidi told AFP.

He could not say who might have been behind the attack but Taliban militants who are waging a bloody insurgency against the Kabul government have been blamed for a string of similar incidents.

Taliban rebels are trying to topple President Hamid Karzai's government and force out tens of thousands of international soldiers based in the country.

(Source: "Seven guards killed in Afghan blast", E-ariana, AFP, 23 February 2008)

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