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Police killed, campaign workers kidnapped in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A candidate in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections says 10 of her campaign workers were kidnapped while traveling in the western province of Herat.

Villagers told her armed men stopped the group and drove off in their two vehicles.

The kidnappings came the same day suspected Chechyen insurgents killed eight Afghan policemen. Police say more than 10 militants attacked a police checkpoint outside the northern city of Kunduz.

Meanwhile, an investigation continues into yesterday's shooting of three people at a Spanish base in northwestern Afghanistan.

A lawmaker from the region says a police driver who killed two Spanish police trainers and an interpreter had family links to the Taliban. The shooter was killed by other Spanish police.

The lawmaker says the shooting was engineered to incite an uprising against the Spanish. After word of the attack spread, several hundred angry men gathered outside the walls of the Spanish compound, hurling stones and ripping down fences around the installation.


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