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Afghanistan: Killing of de-miners suggests change in Taliban tactics

Below is an excerpt from an IRIN report:

The bullet-riddled bodies of three de-miners shot dead on 5 July in Panjwai District in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar were brought to Kabul on a UN flight on 7 August, officials told IRIN.

…Mine clearance has temporarily been suspended in Kandahar Province, an official who preferred anonymity told IRIN.

…Officials say there are no special security measures in place for current mine clearing activities, even in volatile areas.

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