2 coalition soldiers, 12 workers clearing mines killed in Afghanistan

December 13, 2014 5:34 PM

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A series of attacks in Afghanistan killed at least 21 people, including 12 members of a landmine clearance team and two soldiers of the U.S.-led military coalition, officials said Saturday.

In the deadliest incident, gunmen attacked a group working to clear land mines in the Shorabak district of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. After the attack, the assailants engaged in a firefight with Afghan army soldiers. Provincial officials in Helmand said they killed four assailants and...

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