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Many held in Afghan terror raids

Seventeen people have been arrested in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on suspicion of planning attacks against government and foreign targets, officials say. The arrests follow two security swoops in which explosives were found, say local police and Nato-led peacekeepers. In two other recent operations in Kabul, 14 people were arrested on suspicion of ties to Islamic militants. Attack fears are growing in Kabul as Afghanistan’s elections – due in four months’ time – draw closer. In the first of two separate operations, troops from the International Security Assistance Force, or Isaf, arrested four people in an area near several government buildings. Full Story

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