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Afghanistan: Kandahar Province

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Soldiers with 3rd Platoon Charlie Co. 1st Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division briefly detain a young man seen running from the scene of a near-by brief exchange of fire between Charlie Company troopers and Taliban fighters on suspicion that he might be involved in planting an IED because of the shovel he was carrying. January 17, 2010. Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The violently contested district sits astride the strategically Highway 1 ringroad between Kandahar and Lashkar Gah and is seen by some as the birthplace of the Taliban movement.