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Aid Workers Attacked in Afghanistan

Tightly guarded independence day celebrations in Afghanistan were marred by new attacks on aid workers and security forces as well as an explosion that ripped through the home of President Hamid Karzai’s brother. No one was hurt in the blast in the southern city of Khandahar, which Karzai’s brother Ahmed Wali insisted was an accident that happened as a servant moved some munitions and explosives confiscated in an earlier security raid. “It was a bad incident. But it was not a terrorist attack,” Ahmed Wali Karzai told The Associated Press. Afghanistan has been hit by a new wave of violence blamed on insurgents, who are believed to be a mix of guerrillas from the ousted Taliban regime, al-Qaida fighters and supporters of renegade warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. On Tuesday, attackers unsuccessfully fired three rockets at a coalition base in Asadabad, capital of eastern Kunar province, the U.S. military said. Full Story

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