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  7/20/2011, Tammuz 18, 5771

Afghan Rebels Attack Police Station, Kill Commander

Afghan Rebels stormed a police station in the volatile southern Kandahar city on Wednesday killing the commander of the station and sparking an ongoing gun battle, Kandahar officials said.

Zalmay Ayoubi, spokesman for the Western-backed provincial governor, said there had been police casualties, but had no more details.