Several killed amid firing by Taliban and stampede during rally in Afghan city - witness

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KABUL, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Several people were killed on Thursday in the Afghan city of Asadabad when Taliban fighters fired on people waving the national flag at an Independence Day rally, a witness said.

It was not clear if the casualties came from the firing or from a stampede it triggered, witness Mohammed Salim said from the eastern city, the capital of Kunar province.

A Taliban spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

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Reporting by Kabul bureau Editing by Robert Birsel

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