Afghanistan: May 8, 2001

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The Taliban arrested eleven Afghans, who had entered Afghanistan from Iran carrying Iranian made weapons, as the men tried to enter the city of Herat. The pro-Iranian Afghans were apparently planning to attack Taliban targets. Iran (which is Shia Moslem) and the Taliban (which Sunni Moslem) have a number of religious disputes. In the north and east, Taliban and Northern Alliance artillery fired at each other for extended periods. 

 

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