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Taliban attack injures 3 US soldiers

By Rod Nordland
New York Times / November 11, 2011

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Taliban insurgents attacked a district government center in eastern Afghanistan yesterday while U.S. troops were meeting with local officials inside, wounding three U.S. soldiers and killing three Afghan police officers, according to Afghan and U.S. officials. The attack was carried out by a group of five to 10 insurgents, some wearing suicide vests. The insurgents also took two Afghan officials hostage at the Chamkani District government building in Paktia province, said Master Sgt. Nicholas Conner, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force troops in eastern Afghanistan.

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