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Afghan police kill 8 at protest

KABUL — Afghan police were accused of killing eight protesters at a demonstration on Wednesday as the US-led ­coalition said it had opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct by NATO troops in an encounter with insurgents.

Both events occurred in southern Afghanistan, where violence has escalated in recent weeks following a Taliban ­announcement launching the start of its spring offensive.

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