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NATO sees spike in Afghanistan violence

Taliban militants have launched 78 suicide attacks across Afghanistan this year, killing close to 200 people, NATO said Sunday. Violence has increased sharply across Afghanistan the last several months, and the Taliban has acknowledged adopting the suicide bombings and remote-controlled attacks commonly used by insurgents in Iraq. Seth Jones, an analyst for the U.S.-based RAND Corp., said there had been an “extraordinary change” in the lethality of attacks in Afghanistan in 2006, indicating that militants are using “more sophisticated” techniques. Full Story

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