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Rival Militias Clash in Afghanistan

Rival militias clashed in western Afghanistan Saturday, reportedly killing 21 people and ramping up concern about security as the country prepares for landmark elections. The fighting that broke out in at least three parts of Herat province pitched forces loyal to provincial Gov. Ismail Khan, one of the country’s most powerful warlords, against rivals to the north, east and south. Afghanistan’s National Security Council was to meet later Saturday to decide whether to send government troops to the area, a Defense Ministry spokesman said. Full Story

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