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In brief: Officials say civilians killed in NATO strike

Mon., Sept. 9, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan officials accused NATO of killing civilians in an airstrike that left at least 10 dead in the country’s remote east, while the Taliban on Sunday staged a car bomb and gun attack outside an Afghan intelligence office, killing four soldiers and wounding more than 80 people.

The car bombing occurred in Maidan Shahr, a city in eastern Wardak province 25 miles from Kabul.

Soldiers guarding the compound killed the militants after the explosion, a spokesman said; four soldiers and six attackers died.

The explosion wounded more than 80 people, an official said.

Palestinians accused of leaking talk details

JERUSALEM – An Israeli government official said Israel has issued a complaint to the U.S. about Palestinian officials leaking classified details about ongoing peace negotiations.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators had pledged to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry they would not speak publicly about the content of their talks.

An anonymous Palestinian official said Israel proposes leaving dozens of settlements and military bases in the West Bank and seeks a Palestinian state in provisional borders.


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