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Eleven Afghan guards killed in clash with Taliban

KABUL, Sept 25 (KUNA) -- Eleven security guards of a dam construction company and two militants were killed in a clash in western Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday.
Officials said militants attacked workers of an Indian company busy constructing a dam in the western Herat province of Afghanistan Wednesday night.
In the exchange of fire, 11 security guards and two militants were killed, said a district official.
Separately, bomb blasts killed two police personnel and a civilian in Kandahar province in the southern zone of Afghanistan.
Police chief of Kandahar province Matiullah Khan said two policemen were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Spin Boldak district last night.
Another bomb, planted to target a bus of police recruits in the same province, hit a civilian, who died on the spot.
Two days back, a district governor and his police chief were killed in a landmine blast in the same province. (end) gk.ema KUNA 251305 Sep 08NNNN