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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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Dozens Of Bodies Scattered After Deadly Bombings In Afghanistan

About 50 people were killed in Kabul and another four in Mazar-i-Sharif. The attacks were apparently aimed at minority Shiites who were gathered for a religious festival.
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Blasts Across Afghanistan Kill Dozens

Three separate explosions Tuesday in Afghanistan have killed dozens of people. The bomb blasts took place in Kabul, the southern city of Kandahar and the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif.

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