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Insurgents behead 6 policemen in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents beheaded six policemen after attacking their checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, NATO said yesterday.

The military coalition said the militants attacked a number of government buildings Tuesday in Baghlan province's Dahanah-ye Ghori district. The attackers overran the checkpoint and decapitated the six policemen, NATO said.

Also yesterday, a NATO service member was killed in an explosion in the south. The Danish military said he was a Dane. The death brought the number of NATO service members killed this month to 65.

June was the deadliest month for U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, with the deaths of 103 service members, including 60 Americans.

Elsewhere, the Australian defense ministry said the main NATO base outside the southern city of Kandahar came under Taliban rocket fire late Monday, causing minor damage. - AP

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