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UN Appeals to NATO Amid New Afghan Poll Attacks

The United Nations urged NATO to send more troops to Afghanistan to bolster security ahead of elections in September following two attacks against U.N. electoral authorities on Monday. A policeman and an Afghan U.N. worker were killed when gunmen attacked a U.N. electoral vehicle in the south of the country hours after a U.N. election office was hit by rocket-propelled grenades south of Kabul. U.N. Special Representative Jean Arnault told a news briefing that more NATO troops would be needed by the end of July along with a surge in disarmament of factional militias if security was to be sufficient for elections. Full Story

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