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Afghan Officials: Top Taleban Commander Dadullah Killed


Afghanistan: Afghanistan's government says a top Taleban commander has been killed in fighting with Afghan and international troops in the south of the country.
An Afghan intelligence official (Saeed Ansari) said today (Sunday) Mullah Dadullah was killed Saturday in Helmand province, and his body was taken to neighboring Kandahar province.
Authorities in Kandahar city later displayed to the media the body of a man they say is Dadullah. The body was missing the lower part of one leg and also had several bullet wounds.
Reporters who have interviewed Dadullah say the body resembled the one-legged Taleban commander.
NATO military officials have not verified the death of Dadullah, while the Taleban says he is still alive.
Dadullah has led many Taleban attacks in southern Afghanistan, and also has been involved in recent kidnappings of foreigners and Afghans.

Pakistan – Afghanistan: Pakistan's military says its forces killed several Afghan troops today (Sunday) in a gun battle along their border.
A Pakistani army spokesman (Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad) accused Afghan soldiers of opening fire without provocation on several border posts in Pakistan's Kurram tribal region.
The French News Agency quotes an Afghan provincial leader as saying Pakistani troops started the fighting by firing on Afghan border guards building a security fence.
The governor of Paktia province (Rahmatullah Rahmat) says three Afghan civilians and one policeman were killed by Pakistani forces.
Both sides have recently put up fences along their border, but the boundary in the mountainous tribal region remains in dispute.

Pakistan Violence: Pakistani police say the death toll from two days of street battles in Karachi has risen to 37, with another 130 people wounded.
At least one person was killed today (Sunday) and shooting has been heard in several city neighborhoods. Pakistani police also fired tear gas to disperse protesters who were blocking roads with burning tires.
Streets in other parts of Karachi were deserted as Pakistani security forces increased patrols to try to restore order.
Most of those killed in Karachi died Saturday in street battles between opposition and government supporters. It was the worst political violence in Pakistan in years.
The fighting began when pro-government activists tried to stop opposition groups from gathering in Karachi to support suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry.

Iraq: Police in northern Iraq say a suicide car bomber attacked the offices of a Kurdish political party today (Sunday), killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens.
Authorities in the town of Makhmur say the mayor was one of the injured in the attack on the offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
South of Baghdad, U.S. troops searched fields and orchards for three soldiers they fear have been captured by Iraqi insurgents.
The three disappeared after seven American soldiers and an Iraqi army interpreter were attacked before dawn Saturday near Mahmudiya, south of the capital.
Nearby coalition forces heard the attack, but found only bodies of the five dead when they arrived.
Officials said the interpreter was among those killed in the attack.

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