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Taliban kill 17 captured Afghan soldiers

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Taliban militants killed 17 Afghan soldiers in the far northeast in one of the deadliest single attacks on government security forces in recent years, officials said Wednesday. 

Afghan security forces during a ceremony to hand over security control in Fayz Abad in Badakhshan province on January 24, 2012. Taliban militants have killed 17 captured Afghan soldiers in the far northeast in one of the deadliest single attacks on local forces in recent years, officials said.

The men were taken hostage in Badakhshan on Saturday while guarding a convoy. Their bodies were discovered by local people in the relatively peaceful mountainous province, which borders China, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

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