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Four civilians, two soldiers killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Four civilians and two Afghan army soldiers were among those killed in the latest incidents of violence in strife-torn Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

"Four people were killed and two were wounded in northern province on Kapisa on Saturday evening when an anti-tank mine left from Soviet Union war exploded on the land they were working on in Khum Zargar area," provincial police chief Matiullah Safi said.

Many of the country's areas still have anti-personal mines left from Soviet Union era and civil war of the 1990s. Many Afghans are also killed in mine explosions caused by Taliban insurgents.

Two Afghan army troops were killed and five others were wounded when their patrol were hit by roadside bombs in southern provinces of Kandahar, Helmand and Zabul on Sunday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile an Education Ministry spokesman said one student was killed by insurgents this week in the southern province of Ghazni.

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Taliban fighters accused him of spying for Afghan government and international forces.

The insurgents have recently increased their activities against Afghan and international forces across Afghanistan as part of their summer offensive.

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