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Sarhadi Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place in the district of Ali Shing on Monday night.
Zwak says the seven civilians wounded in the two-hour- long assault included women and children.
He says reinforcements were deployed to the scene and government forces engaged in an intense battle until they finally pushed back the insurgents.
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