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For U.S. Troops, Fighting Starts At Afghan Border

The focus of the war in Afghanistan is shifting to its border with Pakistan. Recent high-profile attacks were planned in Pakistan and carried out by militants who crossed through the mountainous border region. Now, the U.S. military is trying to stem that flow.
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In Afghanistan, Dozens Dead After Suicide Bombings

In Afghanistan, dozens died in bombings in Kabul and the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The attacks targeted processions by Shiite Muslims on a major holy day.
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Afghan Attacks Kill 60; Signs Of A Sectarian Shift?

Most of the victims were Shiite worshippers in Kabul for one of the sect's holiest days. Experts worry that the suicide bombings could mark a turn in the decade-long war. One analyst says, "I think you're creating the seeds for civil war."

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