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Karzai taps tribal fighters as police

Facing a growing insurgency that has left more than 500 people dead over the past month, the Afghan government announced Sunday a controversial plan to rearm tribesmen in volatile southern regions. Taliban forces have regrouped with greater strength than in previous “spring offensives,” the seasonal upticks in fighting that come with melting snows.In response, Kabul plans to bolster security forces with local tribal militiamen who will don police uniforms. Full Story

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