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Between Afghans And Political Milestone, Threat Of Violence Looms

Afghans vote Saturday for a successor to President Hamid Karzai. It could be the country's first ever democratic transfer of power, but fraud and violence are expected.

Two Brave Journalists In Afghanistan

The two Associated Press journalists shot in Afghanistan shared a gift for finding the humanity in war zones. Photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed, and reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded.

AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded By Gunman In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus died and Kathy Gannon was seriously injured when a man opened fire. They were in a car in eastern Afghanistan. The gunman is reported to have been a police officer.

2 AP Journalists Shot By Afghan Police, 1 Dies

The AP reports Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed. Reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded. The two were in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan ahead of Saturday's election.

Backroom Intrigue Persists In Afghan Presidential Election

Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne is in Afghanistan following the leading candidates in Saturday's presidential election. The top-two contenders are: Zalmai Rassoul and Abdullah Abdullah.

A New Era? Afghan Presidential Hopefuls Court Women's Vote

But they're discovering there's no single "women's bloc." Afghan women are focused on a host of issues, ranging from security to the economy. And some will still vote for whom they're told to vote.

To Broaden Appeal, Afghan Candidates Make Surprising Choices

The three leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election are all urbane, Westernized men who usually wear suits. Yet their running mates range from notorious warlords to a woman.

Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan Police

In the Afghan capital Kabul, a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform walked up to a checkpoint outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry and killed several members of the national police.

Afghanistan's Next President Will Be ...

Three candidates have emerged from the pack as the country prepares to vote on Saturday. With President Hamid Karzai stepping down, Afghanistan appears poised for its first-ever democratic transition.

'Wrong Enemy': Pakistan Plays A Double Game In Afghanistan

Morning Edition's Renee Montagne, who's reporting from Afghanistan, talks to New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall about her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan: 2001-2014.