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Afghan Mosque Attack Seen as Effort to Hinder Political Process

The bombing of a mosque in Kandahar on Wednesday that killed at least 20 people was part of a series of attacks aimed at disrupting the political process in Afghanistan, the presidential spokesman, Jawed Ludin, said Tuesday. The bombing, a suicide attack that killed the Kabul police chief, Gen. Muhammad Akram Khakrezwal, among others, was clearly linked to the assassination of an eminent cleric, Maulavi Abdul Fayaz, a few days earlier, Mr. Ludin said. There was also a rocket attack on an American helicopter on the same day that might have been part of the same coordinated action, he said. Full Story

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