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Taliban kill 44 in attack on court

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KABUL - Taliban militants stormed an Afghanistan court on Wednesday, killing at least 44 people in a bid to free insurgents standing trial, officials said, in the deadliest attack for more than a year. 

Afghan soldiers on patrol in Farah province, on April 6, 2011. Taliban militants have stormed an Afghan court, killing at least 44 people in a bid to free insurgents standing trial, officials said, in the deadliest attack for more than a year.

It was not immediately clear whether the accused men had escaped the court complex in the western town of Farah, although a hospital doctor said one prisoner was among those being treated for injuries.

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