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Afghans Hold Taliban Suspects for Karzai Attack

Three suspected Taliban members have been arrested for trying to kill Afghan President Hamid Karzai by firing a rocket at his helicopter during his first election campaign trip outside Kabul, officials said on Friday. The attack on Thursday in the southeastern town of Gardez, in which no one was injured, was part of a Taliban campaign to disrupt Oct. 9 presidential elections, government officials said. The suspects, aged from 20 to 23, were captured shortly after Thursday’s attack, in which a rocket flew over Karzai’s U.S. military helicopter and about 400 supporters gathered to meet him at a school as he was about to touch down in Gardez. Full Story

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