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36 road construction workers killed, 24 injured in E. Afghanistan: official

Other News Materials 19 May 2011 17:15
In eastern Afghan province Paktia, 36 road construction workers were killed, 24 injured on Thursday, Deputy provincial governor Abdul Rahman Mangal told Xinhua.
36 road construction workers killed, 24 injured in E. Afghanistan: official

In eastern Afghan province Paktia, 36 road construction workers were killed, 24 injured on Thursday, Deputy provincial governor Abdul Rahman Mangal told Xinhua.

The ill-fated workers were kidnapped by insurgents Wednesday but 36 bodies were found Thursday, Mangal told Xinhua.

However, spokesman for provincial governor Rohullah Samoon said insurgents raided a construction company in the wee hours Thursday, causing 36 people including construction workers and security guards dead.

He said eight Taliban fighters were also killed in the fighting.

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