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Afghans, Soviets wage stiff fight around Kabul

Afghan guerrillas fought raging battles with Soviet troops in a wide arc around Kabul Monday, suffering heavy casualties -- up to 1,000 killed and 2,000 wounded, reports reaching India said. Hundreds of rebels slipped past a cordon of Soviet tanks into the city in a prelude to what could be the decisive battle for the capital, Aghan reports said. Soviet casualties were also reported heavy , but no exact figures were available.

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