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An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a checkpoint in the southern Kandahar province, killing five security forces

The attack late Saturday comes ahead of a three-day cease-fire timed to coincide with the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The article goes on to state the following:

Daud Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial governor in Kandahar, says three other forces were wounded in the attack.

The holiday, and the cease-fire, is expected to begin later this week.

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