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Taliban shut down clinics in Afghan province

KANDAHAR: The Taliban has shut down dozens of clinics in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan in the past few days, officials said, amid demands for special treatment for its fighters who control most of the embattled region. Dost Mohammad Nayab, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said authorities were talking to elders, asking them to intercede with the Taliban to allow the clinics to reopen. “Hospitals are not places for politics and we are asking the Taliban to let our doctors and healthcare workers…