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Afghan Blast Kills 5; Elections Delayed

A bomb killed five people and President Hamid Karzai announced a delay in parliamentary elections Thursday, underlining the challenges for Afghanistan more than three years after the fall of the Taliban. The developments came as visiting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pledged sustained support for Afghanistan’s democratic transition, though she said Washington has yet to decide whether to keep long-term military bases. The bomb exploded on the side of a street in the southern city of Kandahar, killing at least five people and wounding 32. Police blamed Taliban-led rebels for the attack, which hit a passing taxi carrying women and children, a roadside restaurant and other people. Full Story

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