Afghan fight goes to 4th day

57 die as Taliban attack in province

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 5:08 a.m.

Afghanistan's presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, left, speaks for his allies, in front of media representatives, at his residence in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, called on Abdullah to rejoin the process and demanded that the commission stick to the official timetable for releasing preliminary results next week.

Afghan security forces fought back against an onslaught of about 800 Taliban militants in a southern province Wednesday as clashes that have killed dozens of people, including at least 35 civilians, stretched into a fourth day.

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