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Nine die in Afghanistan attacks
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Nine people have been killed in two attacks by Taleban insurgents in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.

Two Afghan civilians were killed and two US-led coalition soldiers were injured in a car bomb attack in Sangin district, the coalition says.

In another attack, the Taleban killed six policemen and one civilian in Marja district, the local police chief said.

Helmand is a Taleban stronghold with many militants based there.

There are almost daily reports of clashes in the region between Afghan and international forces on the one hand, and al-Qaeda and Taleban insurgents on the other.

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