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Afghan Warlord Survives Suicide Attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday near an Afghan warlord who helped the United States defeat the Taliban, injuring more than 20 people but failing to harm the apparent target, officials said. A spokesman for the hard-line militia said it carried out the attack on Abdul Rashid Dostum to avenge the killing of Taliban prisoners during the U.S. invasion thee years ago, although police said the attack carried the hallmark of al-Qaida. Meanwhile, a rare statement purportedly by fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was released on Thursday for the start of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha. It did not mention the attack on Dostum but urged Afghans to make further sacrifices against American “imperialists.” Full Story

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