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Seven deminers beheaded in Afghanistan

Seven deminers kidnapped in western Afghanistan have been beheaded by their abductors, police said Sunday, as NATO announced the deaths of three soldiers in Taliban attacks. The seven were part of a group of 28 deminers who were snatched on Wednesday in a district that is the focus of the…

Curbing US military reduces Afghan insurgent attacks: report

Restrictions imposed on US-led forces in Afghanistan to reduce civilian casualties have also led to a decline in attacks by insurgent fighters, a new report says. The recently fired US commander, General Stanley McChrystal, imposed the curbs last year on use of aerial bombing and other heavy weapons in a…