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Violence Returns to Afghanistan After Election Lull

Afghan children and U.S. soldiers were among six people reported killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, a week after millions voted in a landmark election they hope will bring peace back to their war-ravaged nation. The fresh violence came as vote counting in the historic presidential election resumed after a break on Friday to mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. A high turnout in last week’s poll, which President Hamid Karzai is expected to win, was celebrated as a turning point in Afghanistan’s political transition to some sort of democracy. Full Story

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