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Afghan Official Impatient With Drug Fight

The international community has been “very slow” to combat Afghanistan’s booming trade in opium and heroin, while the Taliban has forced farmers to plant poppies to fund the rebel insurgency, the country’s top anti-drug official said Monday. The warning came as a U.S. soldier and two civilians were wounded in a suicide bombing, the latest in a series of militant attacks. About 1,600 people died in such violence last year, making it the deadliest since the Taliban was ousted in 2001. Full Story

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