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At least 7 killed as militants storm Afghan court

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 00:41

April 3 - Five militants storm a court in Afghanistan where Taliban insurgents were standing trial, killing at least seven people and wounding over 70. Simon Hanna reports.

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An Afghan court became a battleground on Wednesday when five militants stormed the building where Taliban insurgents were standing trial. Officials say at least seven people were killed and over 70 injured in the attack in the province of Farah, near the Iranian border. One of the attackers blew himself up, while a gun battle ensued between Afghan security forces and other militants. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message sent to the media, adding that the insurgents standing trial had been freed. The incident adds to concerns over how Afghan security forces will managed once NATO-led combat troops withdraw at the end of next year.

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At least 7 killed as militants storm Afghan court

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 00:41