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Afghan Says Attack on Chinese Wasn't Terrorism

Local rivalries, not a terrorist attack, appear responsible for the killing of 11 Chinese road workers this month, Afghanistan’s interior minister said Thursday. The attack, in which gunmen sprayed bullets at tents where dozens of Chinese road workers slept, was the deadliest on foreigners since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Government officials have arrested 10 people in the shooting, saying they are linked to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an Islamist warlord allied with the Taliban. Taliban officials have denied responsibility for the attack, and the interior minister, Ali Ahmad Jalali, seemed to concur. Mr. Jalali said Thursday that he had made no final determination of the cause of the killings, which occurred in the usually peaceful province of Kunduz, but he discounted the idea that it was terrorism. Full Story

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