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Death Toll From Tuesday's Attack In Kabul Rises To At Least 64

That's more than twice the number of deaths previously announced by police. Most of the victims in the suicide bombing were reported to be civilians. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
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At Least 28 People Killed In Kabul Attack

At least 28 people were killed and more than 320 injured in a suicide car bombing and an assault by armed militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on a key government security agency.
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Kabul Attack Kills Dozens, Wounds Hundreds; Taliban Claim Responsibility

A suicide car bombing was followed by an attack staged by gunmen. The attack hit during morning rush hour; the wounded included women and children, Afghan officials say.
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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Explosion In Afghan Capital Kabul

A week ago, the Taliban announced they were launching their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan. Tuesday morning, a suicide bomber was followed by gunmen who staged an attack in Kabul.
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'The Envoy': Zalmay Khalilzad's Journey From Afghanistan To The White House

As U.S. ambassador in Iraq and Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad was unique — "a son of the soil" — as he puts it in his new memoir. He talks to Renee Montagne about his book, The Envoy.
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Survivors Of Afghan Hospital Bombing Dissatisfied With Compensation Plan

It's been six months since 42 people were killed when U.S. forces bombed a hospital in northern Afghanistan. The injured and families of the dead are to receive condolence money of up to $6,000.
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Prominent Young Afghans Press For Change Through Intellectual Soldiering

The worsening situation with Afghanistan's national unity government triggered a mass exodus of young Afghans. Yet some are staying, hoping to save their nation by pressing for change from within.
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After Fleeing The Taliban, An Afghan Reinvents Himself In Sweden

An electrician who fled Afghanistan after the Taliban tried to force him to smuggle bombs into a military camp is starting a new life. He has just been approved to start a forestry apprenticeship.
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For Veterans, A 'Sense Of Purpose' Hard To Find In Life After Iraq

Rachel Martin talks to Matt Sherman — who spent 13 years as a civilian working in Iraq and Afghanistan — about his deployment and readjustment to life in the United States.
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Once Again, Travel Is The Target — Can Airlines Keep Bouncing Back?

Airline officials say travelers get attacked because aviation "brings the world together and fosters greater understanding." They predict that after a period of disruption, air travel will rebound.

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