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Taliban Says Behind Attack as Kabul Debate Drags On

Remnants of Afghanistan’s ousted Taliban claimed responsibility on Monday for a suicide attack in Kabul that killed five security officials and two bombers, and vowed to launch a fresh wave of violence in cities. Sunday’s attack was the worst in Kabul since June, when four German peacekeepers were killed and 31 wounded by a suicide car bomb, and coincided with the final stages of an increasingly acrimonious debate to finalize a post-Taliban constitution. Now in its third week, the constitutional Loya Jirga, or Grand Assembly, is being watched closely by President Hamid Karzai’s backers in the West, but progress has been slow because of noisy complaints that the process is being rushed. Full Story

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