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Doubts intensify over Afghanistan’s future

When the Taliban suicide car bomb struck the center of Kabul on Friday, it found grandmother Amena Wahidi in the wrong place at the wrong time – and signaled that five years after Sept. 11, the first chapter in the US war on terror is far from over. Mrs. Wahidi died, along with 13 other Afghan civilians and two US soldiers, when the explosion in central Kabul – the first such Taliban attack in the Afghan capital – targeted a US military convoy. The attack coincides with heavy resistance from Taliban fighters to the new NATO presence in southern Afghanistan. NATO forces say they have killed some 420 fighters over the past week alone. Full Story

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