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{Age Sjrerin/.) London, Dec. 21. The Afghans attempted a surprise on the British cantonments at Shupua. -The

Britisn were for warned and replied by a determined cannonade, with havoc. The loss was estimated at 20,000, They tried to storm entrenchments, and after two days’ fighting the Afghans retreated to the hills, the cavalry pursuing. General Roberts re-occupied Batta Hesta, without resistance, removing large quantities of gunpowder from the City of Afghan. The loss was enormous. It is believed a general dispersion of the tribes in combined opposition to the British has taken place. Mahommed Jan, who commanded-the rebels, has escaped.

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THE AFGHAN WAR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 42, 1 January 1880

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THE AFGHAN WAR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 42, 1 January 1880

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