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Roadside Bomb Kills Afghan Lawmaker

KANDAHAR (AP) - A roadside bomb has killed a lawmaker who was a
vocal Taliban critic in Afghanistan's insurgency-plagued south.
Family and officials say four others died along with Dad
Mohammad Khan in the explosion in southern Helmand province.
A parliamentarian, Khan also served as a prominent voice against
the Taliban in a region where their insurgency is strongest. He
fled the country during Taliban rule but returned to become
Helmand's intelligence chief after the extremist regime fell in
2001.
Meanwhile, international and Afghan troops killed two suspected
insurgents and detained 22 others in two separate raids in the
east.


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