HELMAND: ‘ TWELVE WORKERS CLEARING MINES KILLED BY TALIBAN NEAR CAMP BASTION ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN:Dec.13- At least 12 workers clearing mines have been shot dead, another 12 wounded by Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, local police said, according to AP.

The attack happened near Camp Bastion, a former British base in Helmand province.

Police spokesman Farid Ahmad Obaid said Afghan forces launched a counter attack, killing four of the Islamist militants and capturing three, Reuters reported.

It comes after a series of attacks on Friday and Saturday that killed two NATO soldiers and a top Afghan court official.

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