Taliban attack in eastern Afghanistan leaves 35 dead


KABUL, Afghanistan — “Taliban insurgents attacked a construction company in Afghanistan’s Paktia province Thursday, killing 35 and wounding at least 20 others in the latest assault on U.S.-financed road projects that the insurgents believe threaten their access to refuges in the tribal regions of Pakistan.

Among the dead were construction workers, truck drivers, engineers and local security personnel. Eight insurgents were killed by security guards defending the compound, said Rohullah Samoon, the governor’s spokesman.”


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