Militants armed with rockets and assault weapons fired on the embassy, NATO headquarters and an American military base in one of Kabul's most heavily secured neighborhoods Tuesday. That part of the city has been under Afghan security control since this summer.
Late Saturday night, a Taliban truck bomb ripped through a military base in eastern Afghanistan, injuring 77 U.S. troops. It also sent shrapnel up to a mile away, killing an Afghan policeman and four civilians.
For all of their mutual suspicions, the Americans and Pakistanis seem to agree on one thing: Both need a durable peace in Afghanistan. Analysts say Pakistan wants to ensure it has a group like the Taliban with influence in Kabul and is greatly concerned about India's role.
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