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Foreigners Targeted In Multiple Kabul Attacks

There were multiple attacks targeting Westerners in Afghanistan's capital on Thursday, on the same day the Afghan parliament approved an agreement to allow some U.S. troops to remain the country.
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Attacks In The Afghan Capital Kill 5

A suicide bomb attack on a British diplomatic vehicle killed five people, including a British national. Later, a blast and gunfire were heard in the city's diplomatic area.
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Insurgent Bombing Strikes Afghan Volleyball Tournament

The bomber attacked the tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. That came after the lower house of Afghanistan's parliament approved keeping U.S. troops in the country past the end of the year.
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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
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Female Afghan Lawmaker Survives Suicide Bomb Attack

Shukria Barakzai, an ally of newly elected President Ashraf Ghani who has fought for women's rights, was only slightly wounded in the attack.
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Afghanistan's Opium Harvest Sets New Record

An annual U.N. report finds that more than 550,000 acres were cultivated with opium poppies this year — that's approaching the total land area of Rhode Island.
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Afghan Police Suffer Uptick In Casualty Numbers

As western military forces withdraw from Afghanistan, Afghan security forces are coming under increasing pressure. About 9,000 have been killed in the last two years, mostly on the police side.
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Afghanistan's Way Forward: A Talk With Gen. John Campbell, Decoded

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.
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Detainee Held In Afghanistan Makes U.S. Appearance In Terrorism Trial

Irek Hamidullan, a Russian Taliban member, is the first military detainee from Afghanistan to appear in a federal court.
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Wounded In Combat, U.S. Troops Go Back For A 'Proper Exit'

For some U.S. troops who left Iraq and Afghanistan by medevac, a return trip to these countries allows them to depart on their own terms.

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