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Afghan President Escapes Assassination on Poll Trip

Afghan President Hamid Karzai escaped an assassination bid on Thursday when a rocket was fired at his U.S. military helicopter as it was landing in the southeastern town of Gardez.The president’s campaign trip for Oct. 9 presidential elections, his first outside Kabul, was immediately aborted and he was flown back to capital Kabul, the U.S. military and Afghan officials said. Witnesses said the rocket flew over Karzai’s helicopter and a crowd of about 400 supporters gathered to meet him at a school as he was about to touch down, but caused no injuries.Full Story

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