The Afghan police say that 12 workers clearing mines in southern Helmand province were shot dead by the Taliban. As many as 12 more were injured. The workers were employed by a firm supporting a project called "Star Link". The deminers lived on Camp Shorab and were traveling to work in the Nad Ali district when the attack occurred. Read more in "Militants Kill 12 Afghan Workers Clearing Land Mines", Voice of America, December 13, 2014.